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Griffin named Associate Director of US Paralympic Cycling High Performance

By:
Monika Prell
Published:
November 22, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:00 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, November 22, 2008

USA Cycling's Craig Griffin has been named Associate Director of Paralympic Cycling High Performance...

USA Cycling's Craig Griffin has been named Associate Director of Paralympic Cycling High Performance for US Paralympics, a division of the US Olympic Committee (USOC). Effective November 24, he will direct the training and preparation of cyclists on the US Paralympics National Team.

"Griffin brings a wealth of results and passion to our Paralympic cycling program," said Charlie Huebner, Chief of Paralympics, US Olympic Committee according to the USOC website. "USA Cycling and the USOC are making a commitment that will allow Craig to focus 100% of his expertise to building Paralympic cycling in the US."

Griffin helped direct the team to winning 14 medals at the Paralympic Games in Beijing this summer. Specifically, he will identify and develop cycling talent. He will work with the American governing body of cycling to "build participation in Paralympic cycling competition through USA Cycling clubs and programs".

Griffin was a US National Team Coach for 11 years, and he also worked as Head Coach of the US Paralympics Cycling National Team since 2002.

(Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.)

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