Bishop Lynch High School stayed local to fill another coaching vacancy, hiring Griffin Marshall to take over the swimming program.
Raised in Plano, Marshall graduated from Jesuit Prep in 2003, then lettered all four years while attending Miami University in Ohio. He won a MAC Championship in the 200 breast stroke in 2006, the same year the Redhawks won the conference championship. Marshall was also a two-time All-Conference selection.
At Bishop Lynch, Marshall replaces long-time coach Michael Meagher.
"I'm excited to get started and know there are some big shoes to fill," Marshall said. "Meagher is a great coach, which is evident by the length of his tenure here at Bishop Lynch. I remember competing against his team in high school and he always showed himself to be a good leader."
As a kid, Marshall competed for the Dallas Mustangs club team, where he has recently served as both a part-time and full-time coach. Marshall's passion for coaching comes from the opportunity to help kids succeed.
"I love to help see kids realize their full potential," he said.
After coaching at Cincinnati's Princeton High School for the 2008-09 season, he moved back to Texas where he went to work at KLIF (570-AM) radio, and spent five years as a board operator for the morning show while also coaching swim. Once he heard of the opening at Bishop Lynch, he knew it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up.
"The vibe and atmosphere at Bishop Lynch is incredible and it's a tremendous opportunity for me and my family," Marshall said. "It's not just about school, it's a family with an emphasis on helping and providing for others."
Marshall and his wife, Kasi, have been married three years and have two young children – daughter Landry (2) and son Mayer (6 months).