Laurie Williams Griffin - Lacrosse Coach 1985 - 1997

 

´╗┐The former Laurie Williams went from being a standout athlete at Wayland High School to an outstanding coach at her alma mater.

Griffin played field hockey and lacrosse while in high school and went on to leave a huge imprint on those sports during her coaching career.

She also played lacrosse at the collegiate level at Plymouth State College. Griffin was a member of the Division 2 New England Championship Plymouth State College squad, the only undefeated women's lacrosse team in the school's history. The team was also inducted into the Plymouth State Athletic Hall of Fame.

A two-time team captain, she was an All-New England Collegiate Lacrosse Team selection in 1977. Griffin was also a member of the United States National Team, Level 2, in 1997.

She coached varsity field hockey at Wayland from 1985-1991 and was named the league's outstanding coach in 1986. In lacrosse, Griffin guided the Warriors varsity from 1985-1997 with her teams compiling at 158-40-7 record. The varsity lacrosse teams won League Championships and State Championships 1986, 1987, 1990, and 1991.

She was honored as the Dual County League Field Hockey Coach of the Year award in 1986. She was named Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 1991 and earned the honor from the MetroWest News in 1990, 1991, 1995 and 2001.

Griffin went on to coach varsity lacrosse from 1985 to 2005 at Algonquin Regional. She is currently a physical education and wellness teacher and the varsity lacrosse coach at Nashoba Regional.

Griffin and her husband John, who also graduated from Wayland High, have 3 children, Trevor, Jen, and Haley. She would like to thank and recognize: Janet Nell, her lacrosse coach at Plymouth State, Peter Cofran, basketball coach at Plymouth area high school, Buzzy Bowers, former athletic director at WHS, and Rick Moyer, former athletic director at WHS.