Griff Aldrich ’92, Basketball Coach at Longwood, Profiled in The Virginian-Pilot

Griff Aldrich ’92 is the subject of an in-depth profile in The Virginian-Pilot. The headline for the online story encapsulates his incredible journey: How the Managing Partner of a Multi-Billion Dollar Private Equity Firm Became a College Basketball Coach in Virginia.

Aldrich, who graduated from Hampden-Sydney and went on to law school at University of Virginia, once moved in “elite circles in boardrooms,” even as he began coaching basketball as part of  a Christian ministry in Houston’s Third Ward, home to some of the poorest neighborhoods in the city.  That experience reignited his passion for the game, and he became the ultimate career-switcher; he left private equity behind and is now 10 months into his new role as basketball coach at Longwood University.

Aldrich’s Norfolk Academy classmate, Seth Eilberg, who coaches at the Hill School in Pennsylvania, also has a cameo role in the profile! Don’t miss this inspiring story of an outstanding alum.Read more...