Faculty member Griffin Cunningham, who teaches math and assistant coaches girls varsity ice hockey, has been named the head coach of the boys varsity golf team.
Coach Cunningham will take over for longtime faculty member and coach Jeff Scanlon ’79, who retired last spring.
“I couldn’t be more excited to announce Griffin as the new varsity head coach of the boys golf program. He is an incredibly hard-working individual with a deep golf knowledge and a passion for working with student athletes,” said athletics director Sue Cabot.
Coach Cunningham has been playing golf for many years and is a scratch golfer. He learned to play and fell in love with the game at The Farms Country Club, in Wallingford, Conn., where he is still an active member. Griffin also spends his winter break in Jupiter, Florida, home to more than 35 PGA Tour professionals, to further learn the game and better his play at The Jonathan’s Landing Golf Club.
“I’m honored and humbled to be taking over such a storied program. I am looking forward to working with the boys on strengthening their course management, their mental approach to the game, and of course their physical skills,” said Coach Cunningham.
Griffin, who lives on campus in Taylor Hall, is a recent graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he played lacrosse, coached women’s club ice hockey, and worked as a student assistant for the men’s hockey team.