By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville has its new defensive coordinator.
Rudy Griffin was approved by the Trussville City Board of Education on Friday morning. Griffin was the Hewitt-Trussville defensive line coach for the 2014 season.
“I’m excited about it,” Griffin said.
Griffin replaces Adam Caine, who left the program after one season for a head coaching job in Tennessee.
Griffin said the 2015 Hewitt-Trussville defense will be more multiple and will base out of a 3-4 look. The defense in 2014 allowed 33.5 points per game.
“We’re going to be fast and furious,” Griffin said.
Griffin played defensive tackle at Alabama from 2001 to 2005. As a junior in 2004, Griffin started 10 of Alabama’s 12 games, finishing with 17 tackles, three tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. He was an Academic All-SEC selection in 2004. As a senior in 2005, Griffin totaled 16 tackles, three tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. He had an interception against Mississippi State, which he returned 17 yards for a touchdown. He earned the Billy Neighbors Most Improved Defensive Lineman Award following spring practice.
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