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Bernard Griffith
2021 Finalist
Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame

Basketball, 1980-2020
St. Augustine HS/Sarah Reed HS/Dillard/NBA

Griffith led St. Augustine High School basketball to three state championships (1992, 1995, 1999; as well as serving as an assistant for the 1983 state championship team) during a distinguished 18-year career with the Purple Knights. In his 18 years at St. Aug, Griffith posted a 635-145 (.767) record and won 12 district championships – he made 13 straight playoff appearances and reached the state final four eight times. He coached several professional players (NBA and overseas) including Avery Johnson, Kerry Kittles, Pointer Williams, Torry Andrews and Hollis Price. He also coached at Sarah Towles Reed (three years); at Dillard University (head coach, 2011-15); and with the Dallas Mavericks (assistant coach, 2005-07). Griffith has also served as athletic director at Landry High, Sophie B. Wright High and at SUNO (2017-20).

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