Jack Griffin joined Hood's track and field staff in the spring of 2008 as a volunteer assistant coach. Griffin has worked with runners at all levels, as a coach and an official. In 1964, Griffin coached his first Olympic games in Tokyo, Japan. He then went onto to coach in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, and the 1984 games in Los Angeles. The founder of the Frederick Track and Field Club, Griffin helped bring National Championship meets to Frederick, including the 1970 World Cross Country Championship and the 1972 Olympic Trials. He also started the Western Maryland Track Officials Association, which started with 27 officials in 1985 and reached 112 in the 1990s.