Enshrined : 2008
New Haven Football Officials
For 40 years Larry Griffin worked on the field as a
well-respected official both in the high school and
college ranks. He joined the Vin Reilly-NHFOA in
1961 and the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate
Football Officials in 1973, where he worked until
1995. A keen student of the rules, Larry quickly made
a mark as a person who knew the spirit and the letter
of the rulebook.
Besides high school and college games, he was
assigner for Milford Academy's schedule and St.
Thomas Moore, as well as several semi-professional
teams. His rules knowledge meant he was sent to
many campuses to explain the various changes or
interpretations each year. After his stint on the collegiate field he
He worked several CIAC state championship
career as well
as the 1984 Nutmeg Bowl and two New
Haven/Fairfield County All-Star games.
He was a program director and ran the chairs for
the NHFOA, becoming its president.