|Title:||Head Women's Swimming Coach/Aquatics Coordinator|
|Year:||Second Year at E&H|
|College:||New Mexico, 1996|
Dave Griffore is entering his second year as Head Women's Swimming Coach/Aquatics Coordinator at Emory & Henry College. Hired in September of 2011, he is the first full-time coach in the history of the E&H swimming program.
During the 2011-12 season, Griffore was tasked with recruiting a top-notch class of student-athletes to E&H and making improvements to the King Center Aquatics Facility. He begins his first year on the pool deck as head coach 2012.
Griffore has 10 years of Division I coaching experience, and 12 years of experience in aquatics facility management. Griffore will be the first full-time head coach at Emory & Henry, and is part of an increased commitment to intercollegiate women's swimming at the College.
Griffore spent one season as Assistant Men's and Women's Swimming Coach at The Pennsylvania State University. While at Penn State, Griffore helped lead that squad to a third-place finish at the Big Ten Championships, and trained 11 swimmers who qualified for NCAA nationals.
He was the Head Swimming & Diving Coach for both men and women at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 2006-2008. He led the women's team to its best finish ever at the Horizon League Championships. Griffore recruited and coached the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year, led the team to new school and conference records in several events, and coached one swimmer to the 2008 Olympic Trials.
Griffore also spent six seasons as the Associate Head Swimming Coach for men and women at Eastern Michigan University. The men's program won five consecutive Mid-America Conference Championships and the women won their first ever MAC Championship and achieved the highest GPA for all Division I swimming programs
Griffore was a three-time high school All-American swimmer in Minnesota and was state champion in the 50-yard freestyle. He swam at University of New Mexico where he was a seven-time Western Athletic Conference champion, setting three school records in the process.
Griffore previously served as an Admissions Counselor at Emory & Henry. He and his wife, Kazi, currently reside in Damascus, Va., with their daughter Zoe and two labrador retrievers.