Justus Griffin, who has been a part of the UAB men's soccer program since head coach Mike Getman's first season back in 1992, begins his 21st season with the Blazers' staff. He assists with on-the-field coaching and the general administration of the program.
"Justus has been with our program as a player and as a coach for over 20 years and he is a big part of our success," Getman said. "I am very fortunate to have an assistant who understands our team and what we expect so well."
Griffin is involved in all aspects of the program, including recruiting, scheduling and coordinating travel.
During his tenure, UAB has achieved unprecedented success with eight NCAA tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight and two Sweet 16 teams.
Griffin was a three-year letterwinner for the Blazers (1992-94) as a defender. He helped lead the Blazers to the program's first conference championship and NCAA Tournament in 1994.
He finished his playing career having started 59-of-60 matches in his three seasons. He scored one goal and tallied 10 assists and was selected to the Great Midwest All-Newcomer team in 1992.
After his career with the Blazers, Griffin signed a contract to play with the Chattanooga Express of the EISL in 1994. He played one year with the Express before returning to the UAB program at the beginning of the 1995 campaign.
Prior to coming to Birmingham, he played one season (1991) at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss., where he was selected the team's Best Defensive Player.
Griffin received his United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "B" license and is a member of the Alabama ODP staff. He resides in Birmingham.