Robert Griffin, Jr.
A graduate of Thomas Johnson High School, Robert Griffin, Jr., was an accomplished football and basketball player. As a football defensive back, he helped to lead the Patriots to the1982 State Football Championship. Excelling in basketball, Griffin also helped to lead the Patriots to a Maryland state basketball championship in 1982. He was Frederick News-Post Player of the Year 1982–1984, Hagerstown Player of the Year 1984, and won the Frederick County Slam Dunk Champion 1984. Before graduating from James Madison University, Griffin started in 56 straight basketball games. Returning as a teacher to his home high school, Griffin served as mentor and role model to many young athletes. Serving on both the high school and collegiate levels, he is very active in the IAABO officials’ organization.