After serving on Mike Rappl's coaching staff for seven seasons, Kim Griffin was promoted to interim head coach of the Canisius softball program on July 28, 2014. The 2007 graduate of Mercyhurst College is no stranger to Western New York, having earned four varsity letters as a softball player at nearby Cleveland Hill High School. She serves as the team's pitching coach and aslo handles first-base coaching duties for the Blue and Gold on game day. She joined the Canisius staff before the 2008 season as a volunteer assistant coach and helped guide the Golden Griffins to a school-record 39 wins and an NCAA Tournament appearance.
Griffin assists with the day-to-day operations of the program, including recruiting, scheduling, practice planning and on-field instruction. She also helped Rappl plan and supervise various camps and clinics throughout the previous seven seasons.
Griffin closed out her collegiate playing career at Mercyhurst having played in 130 career games. As a senior, she hit .264 with three homer and 18 RBIs, while ranking third on the team in on-base percentage (.346), fourth in runs batted in and fifth in total bases (46).
She also served as on of the Lakers' pitchers, starting 16 games in 2007 where she posted a 6-8 record with a save and a 3.52 ERA.
A three-time GLIAC All-Academic Team honoree, Griffin was also honored as a 2006 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention award winner after she hit .322 with six doubles and 22 runs batted in.