Head Coach G.P. Gromacki
Head Coach G.P. Gromacki returns to the sideline at Amherst for his second season this winter. Arriving at Amherst with an .811 career winning percentage as a head coach, the Western Massachusetts native met all expectations for his first season. Gromacki led the Lord Jeffs to the best season in program history last year, finishing 27-3 after reaching the NCAA Tournament's Sectional semifinals. Gromacki won his first 17 games at Amherst, a program record for consecutive wins, and finished the regular season atop the NESCAC standings for the first time in program history.
Gromacki then led Amherst to its first NESCAC Championship title with home wins over Colby, Bowdoin and Tufts. Gromacki was recognized by his NESCAC and national colleagues, as he earned NESCAC Co-Coach of the Year and D3hoops.com Regional Coach of the Year honors. During 2007-08, Amherst reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time, and picked up wins against Becker and Bowdoin Colleges in the opening weekend. Amherst fell in the Round of 16 to defending national champion DePauw, 68-63, putting an end to a memorable run, and setting the bar high for Gromacki's much anticipated second season.