George C. Griffin Track

  • Built in 1985
  • Served as the workout track for Olympic athletes during the Centennial Olympic Games

The George C. Griffin Track was built in the summer of 1985. It was renovated with a state-of-the-art Mondo surface in preparation for the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996, and was used as the workout track for the Olympic Village. The Griffin Track is part of the Morris Bryan Stadium, which includes a 1,500-seat grandstand along with judges stands and a press box. It is considered one of the top sites in the Southeast for outdoor collegiate track competition. 

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Honorary - The facility is named after national Hall of Fame coach George C. Griffin, who guided both the Yellow Jacket track and cross country programs from 1921-25 and 1934-43 and remained the cross country coach until 1974.

George C. Griffin

Born in Savannah, Georgia in 1896, George C. Griffin studied at Georgia Tech from 1914 to 1918. He then signed up to serve in World War I, and returned to Georgia Tech from 1920 to 1922 and graduated with a degree in civil engineering. Griffin played football under Coach John Heisman, and scored two touchdowns in the game known as "the biggest blowout in college or professional football," when Georgia Tech beat Cumberland University 222-0. He was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity.