John-Ford Griffin

Hitting Coordinator

  • With IMG Since: 2015
  • Hometown: Sarasota, FL
  • Languages Spoken: English

After a record setting career at Florida State University, John-Ford Griffin played 10 years of professional baseball with 5 different organizations. His playing career then led him to pursue teaching amateur players how to maximize their full potential by establishing routines and an efficient work ethic.

John-Ford was the co-founder of the Powermill Training Academy in Tallahasee, Fl. He built a principle in teaching players a mentality to better enhance their training towards becoming an elite athlete. He spent 5 years at the PTA and now works as the Hitting and Camp Coordinator at IMG Academy.


  • Florida State University


Coaching Experience

  • Co-Founder of the Powermill Training Academy in Tallahassee, FL
  • General Manager of the Powermill Travel Baseball Organization (2011-12)
  • General Manager of the Scorpions Panhandle Organization (2013-14)
  • Head Coach of the Scorpions North 2017 (2014-15)
  • Coached and instructed over 50 players to college baseball
  • Performed over 4000 lessons (2011-2015)

Playing Experience:

  • Hold the highest Batting Average in Florida State University and ACC History (.427)
  • Consensus All-American (2001)
  • ACC Player of the Year (2001)
  • 1st Round Draft Pick by New York Yankees (2001)
  • Played in the Arizona Fall League with Phoenix Desert Dogs (2002)
  • MVP of the Syracuse Chiefs (2005)
  • Major League Experience (2005, 2007)
  • Played in 1st ever Exhibition Game in Beijing, China with Los Angeles Dodgers (2008)
  • Inducted in the Florida State University Hall of Fame (2012)