V Boys Basketball
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Front: Sophia Stahl, Brody Franjesh, Andrew Hardman, Steven Scott, Kaden Lehman, Jayson James, Jackson Alexander
Middle: Coach Mike MacDonald, Will Scott, Colin Coyne, I'Vante Barclay, Nate Kosko, Logan Vowles, Jay Crable, Coach Ian Adams
Back: Dominic Henry, Coach Tim Lucey, Nate Korwin, Will Satterwhite, Andrew Griffith, Head Coach TK Griffith, Daniel Ajose, Grant Thompson, Jonas Nichols, Coach Anthony Threadgill, Coach Norm Jesser
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Coach T.K. Griffith ’89, Interim Principal and veteran English teacher, has been the head boys basketball coach since 1993-94. Winning his 400th game a few years ago, Griffith’s overall record of 443-201 has accompanied cherished years of strong relationships and memorable victories.
Last year's team finished 18-6, shocking many local pundits who had not ranked the Knights highly. Senior Isaiah Young led that team with nearly 20 points per game, while freshman Jonas Nichols was a standout talent who received notice. Many other key players worked diligently to reach that successful campaign.
The recipient of the 2013 Clem Caraboolad Coach of the Year award has also been named North Coast League Coach of the Year six times as his teams have won seven NCL league championships since 2006. In addition, he earned honors from the Touchdown Club (1998, 2008), the Plain Dealer (1999) and the OHSAA (North-South Coach 2009) and has been chosen to coach the GABCA all-star game multiple times. In addition, he was awarded the cherished Bob Arnzen Coaching Award by the OHSAA.
In their last season in the NCL, the Knights finished tied for the NCL title at 8-2. Overall, that season ended with a 17-6 mark. That concluded a three-year span in which the cagers etched 60 victories in three seasons and played in two Division 1 district title games, a first in school history.
Griffith, who has taught Honors English 10, AP Language and Composition and the school newspaper, is proud of his Holy Cross roots and enjoys the opportunity to serve others through teaching and coaching.
“I take pride in continuing a legacy started by my father, the late Tim Griffith ‘66, who was named a Hoban Distinguished Alumnus for his work with special education students in Kent City Schools," Griffith said. “He continued his education at our other alma mater, St. Edward’s University, and my wife Amy and I also attend SEU after Hoban. He met my mother, Penny, at SEU. Like my Dad and so many Hoban alumni over the years, I hope to impact lives in the classroom, hallways and on the court-- educating hearts and minds in all that I do.”
Griffith’s oldest three children graduated from Hoban, all winning the Monsignor Dowed Spirit Award and serving Hoban in many leadership capacities. Allie graduated from University of Notre Dame and Austin from Duquesne University. Abby attends DePaul in Chicago and Andrew is a junior at Hoban. T.K. 's wife, Amy ’89, is also a Hoban graduate and works at the Maynard Family Foundation. T.K. 's top assistant, Tim Lucey ’97, has been a lifelong Hoban friend and serves as Dean of Students. Griffith coached Lucey in 1997. Griffith and his staff will always keep deceased assistant coach Tom Goodall ’66 in their hearts. Norm Jesser, Mike MacDonad, Joe St. Jean, Tony Threadgill, Matt Vowles, Stephen White and Robbie Griffith also serve on the staff. Hank Inman has kept our book for well over 20 years. Mike Jozic serves as Booster Club liaison. Brian Saus '90 announces the games in Barry Gym.
A member of the 1989 Hoban state championship basketball team, Griffith received his B.A. from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and his M.A.T from Kent State University in 1994. He has 30 plus hours in postgraduate work from Walsh University in School Counseling and his Principal’s license from the University of Findlay Secondary Administration program.
The 1998 team went to the OHSAA Div. II Final Four and the 1999 team won the AP Poll Championship with a 20-0 regular season record. This year’s team will face one of the toughest schedules the Knights have played, and will do so with a relatively young squad.
Updated September, 2021
Varsity Head Coach: T.K. Griffith firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Coach: Anthony Threadgill