Hi my name is Anthony Griggs.
I was the Player Development Director for the National Football League�s Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club for 13 years. As Player Development Director, I maximized the potential of the Pittsburgh Steelers players �off the field� so that they could be the best on the field. Through a comprehensive and thorough weight training and conditioning program, I helped players mature into responsible and caring citizens. I also served as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was responsible for overseeing the progress of each player's fitness development and administering the NFL�s players programs (i.e., continued education, career development, financial/business management seminars, and family assistance) to the Pittsburgh Steelers team.
In addition to my professional sports background (combined total of over 23 years-as NFL player and team Director of Player Development), I bring a strong mix of personal and business communication skills. I am an expert on player and business development and my experience has garnered me an expert in the professional sports culture. I attended Villanova University where I earned a Bachelor�s degree in Telecommunications. In the spring of my junior year, Villanova University dropped their football program. I was then recruited by the Ohio State University where I
played football� senior year. Currently, I am earning his Master�s of Science degree in Organizational Leadership at Geneva College.
I am also Owner/President of AG Squared Networks, Inc. (AG2N), a business and personal development company. AG2N assists businesses, individuals, teams and organizations reach their optimal growth and development through the following programs:
1. Stepping Toward Success, assists clients with goal setting and action planning.
2. Life is a Sport�Win it!, a nationally presented, high-achievement training and Development seminar.
I �played professional football for 7 years (Philadelphia Eagles-4 years and Cleveland Browns-3 years) as an Inside-Outside Linebacker. I was the Philadelphia Eagles� 1985 �Man of the Year� for my �off-field community involvement. I am an Ambassador for the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center in Pittsburgh, PA. I am also the President of the Legends Foundation out of Akron, OH, which provide life skills programs to young people.
My hobbies include reading, computers, and martial arts (Karate 2nd Degree & Ninjutsu, 2nd Degree). I have run the Pittsburgh City Marathon, finished the Pittsburgh Triathlon and continues to accept new and exciting challenges. However, Anthony�s most prized and cherished accomplishment is his family. He and his wife, Bethann, live in Gibsonia, PA with their four beautiful children: Loren, Alexiss, Aaryn and Alexander.