Hi! My name is Anthony Griggs.
I was the Player Development Director for the 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 coach), 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 as an expert in the professional sports culture. I graduated from Ohio State University where I finished my college football career. From there I was drafted into the NFL where I played for both the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns as an inside linebacker over 7 years. Currently, I am earning my 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 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 continue to accept new and exciting challenges. My most prized and cherished accomplishment is my family. My wife, Bethann and I live in Gibsonia, PA with our four beautiful children: Loren, Alexiss, Aaryn and Alexander.