Ken Griffin joined the South Carolina women's basketball coaching staff prior to the 2005-06 season and works primarily with the Gamecock post players. His first year in Columbia resulted in a remarkable nine-game improvement from the season prior to his arrival.
Griffin's work with post players was a key component of the Gamecocks' improvement in 2005-06, as Carolina set new single-season school records for blocked shots, field goal percentage defense and scoring defense in his debut season. In addition, power forward Demetress Adams earned SEC All-Freshman honors and was invited to USA Basketball's U20 National Team trials in the summer of 2006.
A favorite among the Carolina players and a well-known figure in recruiting circles, Griffin served as the director of scouting for Southeast Roundball Journal from September of 2004 until the time he joined the Carolina staff. In that position, he was responsible for the evaluation of both regional and national talent for one of the country's leading women's recruiting and scouting services. In addition, he served as the tournament coordinator for national and regional showcase camps and coordinated annual budgets and travel arrangements.
Griffin also coordinated all basketball operations for Garden City Roundball Inc., from August of 2003 through 2005. In that position, he was responsible for providing counseling and mentoring support to area school students by encouraging them to explore a wide variety of opportunities both academically and athletically. He assisted in the daily activities of running a national travel team program including recruiting, player evaluations, individual skill workouts and practices.
From January of 1999 until July of 2003, Griffin was the head coach of the Garden City Roundball Inc., team. He recruited players to join his team and aided in securing athletic scholarships for more than 25 athletes. He assisted in the development of 12 High School All-Americans.
A 1994 graduate of Voorhees College with a degree in sociology-social work, Griffin worked as a social worker at Augusta Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation from February of 2001 through September of 2005.