New La Salle basketball coach Ashley Howard is putting together the pieces of his first staff by adding Germantown Academy graduate and former Inter-AC Player of the Year Kyle Griffin as an assistant coach.

Griffin, who played briefly at La Salle in 2007-08 before transferring to Siena, was an assistant at Robert Morris for the last two seasons.

"I'm really excited to welcome Kyle to my staff," said Howard. "Kyle is somebody who I recruited as a student-athlete to La Salle, so he understands the history and tradition of the program. He is an energetic recruiter and has proven he can develop talent at both Robert Morris and Lehigh, two quality mid-major programs. Kyle is eager to help build something special here at La Salle, and I look forward to working with him."

Griffin started his coaching career at Lehigh University. He was also the director of team events for Hoop Group, a basketball company that runs basketball camps, AAU and travel tournaments, and clinics and training.