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Riverside High School officials have announced the hiring of Tom Griggs as the schoolâ€™s new head football coach.
Griggs comes to Riverside from Rochester High School where he served as head coach for the past season.
A prep athlete at Montesano High School, Griggs, an offensive lineman, earned all-state honors. After two successful years of football at Washington State University, where the Cougars played in the (Sun and Rose bowls), a back injury ended his college career.
Griggs began his high school coaching at Pullman High School where he was the offensive and defensive line coach from 2003-05. From Pullman he moved on to Mountain View High School in Vancouver as defensive line coach 2005-06, then to River Ridge High School where he was defensive coordinator and assistant head coach from 2006-11.
Griggs will be a member of the Riverside social studies department. He and his wife, Sammy Jo, have two daughters, Tatem, 3, and year-old Lorraine.