Year of Birth: 1941
Year of Induction: 2020
Jim Griffin built his life around his 29 years of coaching experience, primarily at the High School and Ontario Legion Level. He is a level 5 official in the areas of throws, Referee, and Jury of Appeal, and a level 3 official in the areas of Starting, Scoring and Recording. Jim officiated at some notable meets including 1976 Montreal Olympics, 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, and throws referee at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria. He also officiated at many Canadian Championships, both senior and junior levels, as well as the Canada Games in Thunder Bay, Saskatoon, and Kamloops, and many Ontario Summer Games. Jim co-directed many Grey-Bruce District high school meets and did entries and results for them, as well as CWOSSA and OFSAA regional meets. He also did entries and results for the Ontario Provincial Legion Indoor and outdoor meets and one National Legion outdoor meet in Kitchener.