Head Coach G.P. Gromacki
Head Coach G.P. Gromacki returns to the sideline at Amherst for his third 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 during the 2007-08 campaign, 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 en route to the program's first conference title. 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. For the third time in his career, Gromacki led a program to its first NCAA Tournament win in his first year at that school with Amherst following St. Lawrence and Hamilton in that line.
Gromacki wasted no time breaking the team's 2007-08 records, as the Lord Jeffs rattled off 18 straight wins to open the 2008-09 season. Amherst finished at 29-4 overall and 8-1 in the NESCAC, hosting four rounds of the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever. The Jeffs won those four games by an average of 24.8 points, defeating nationally ranked NYU and Brandeis to advance to the national semifinals. Amherst's run ended in Holland, Mich., with a 65-49 loss to Washington (St. Louis). For his efforts, Gromacki was once again named the D3hoops Northeast Coach of the Year.
G.P. Gromacki's Career Coaching Record (250-45 Overall)
Saint Lawrence University (Six seasons, 143-30)
Hamilton College (One season, 20-8)
Amherst College (3rd season, 88-8)