Athletic Trainer Emeritus
Rick “Griff” Griffin, 63 began his career in sports medicine as a teacher/athletic trainer at Winston Churchill High School in Eugene, Ore. in 1977. A native of Brigham City, Utah, Griffin moved to professional baseball in 1978 when he became an athletic trainer for the Eugene Emeralds, a Cincinnati Reds Minor League affiliate. In 1981, Griffin became a full-time athletic trainer for the Seattle-based Sports Medicine Clinic, before accepting the position of head athletic trainer for the Seattle Mariners in 1983. In August of 2017 Griffin worked his 5,500th game for the Mariners. A member of the NATA whose involvement includes JATO \PBATS liaison and incoming Chairman of the NATA Hall of Fame Committee. He is also a member of the ACSM, and the NWATS, Griffin served as PBATS American League Athletic Trainer Representative from 1989-95, and worked at the MLB All-Star games in 1987, 1995, 2001, and 2010. He toured Japan with the Major League All-Stars in 1996 and has lectured in Japan in 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000-2002, 2014-2018. Griffin provides health care to the Montana Pro Rodeo Circuit Finals and is an avid hunter and fisherman. He lives in Bothell, Washington with his wife Rachel.