Head Coach G.P. Gromacki begins his first season at the helm of the Amherst College women's basketball team heading into the 2007-08 season. Arriving at Amherst with an .811 career winning percentage as a head coach, the Western Massachusetts native has high expectations for the Lord Jeff program. Gromacki comes to Amherst by way of Hamilton College, where he spent one season as the head coach. Prior to Hamilton, he was a two-year assistant coach at Division I Temple University after a six-year stint as the head coach at Saint Lawrence University. Gromacki’s first stint as head coach came at Saint Lawrence in 1998 after serving as the associate head coach for the 1997-98 season. Gromacki wasted no time making an impact, as he led the Saints to their first 20-win season in program history during the 1998-99 campaign, marking the first of six consecutive 20-win seasons. The Saints qualified for the NCAA Tournament in five of those six seasons, earning a trip to the national championship game in 2002. The Ohio State University graduate is also no stranger to striving for academic success; while at Saint Lawrence, his teams earned a team GPA higher than 3.0 in five out of six years. During the 1998-99 season, his team earned the highest GPA of all varsity sports at Saint Lawrence.
Brittany Gaetano joins the Amherst College coaching ranks alongside Gromacki this winter upon her recent graduation from Saint Lawrence University in May. Gaetano was a standout player at S.L.U. for four years, where her recruitment and freshmen season were under the guidance of Gromacki. In addition to being a four-year starter at point guard, Gaetano was a two-time captain of the Saints. While playing for Gromacki, Gaetano was awarded the Ronald C. Hoffman First-Year Scholar-Athlete Award in 2003-04. Gaetano also grabbed a handful of Liberty League honors including All-Conference Honorable Mention for her first-year and junior seasons, and Second Team honors her sophomore and senior campaigns. As a math major, with a minor in sports studies and exercise science, Gaetano was a three-time Liberty League All-Academic Team member.