BARBADOS, November 14, 2022.- The NORCECA Volleyball Confederation mourns the passing of Barbadian John Griffith, former Vice-president of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association CAZOVA and NORCECA Treasurer, due to a lengthy illness.
Griffith, age 65, was the longest serving president of the Barbados Volleyball Association (BVA) holding the top post from 1996 until his health forced his retirement in 2018.
During his position as BVA president, he oversaw a golden era of Barbados volleyball where the men won ten consecutive Caribbean titles and the women clinched six. In 2001 Barbados became the first English speaking Caribbean nation to host a NORCECA Senior men’s finals.
Griffith also held the position of FIVB’s Internal Auditor and served as the Treasurer of the Barbados Olympic Association from 2004 to 2017.
John leaves to mourn his wife Carol and daughter Erica, to whom we send our deepest condolences.