Head Coach G.P. Gromacki
The 2010-11 season will be GP Gromacki's fourth at the helm of the Amherst College women's basketball program. Arriving at Amherst with an .811 career winning percentage as a head coach, the Western Massachusetts native met all expectations in his first season by leading the Lord Jeffs to a 27-3 record, a first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and a first-ever NESCAC title. Gromacki wasted no time breaking the team's 2007-08 records, as the Lord Jeffs rattled off 18 straight wins en route to a 29-4 record. Amherst hosted the first four rounds of the NCAA Tournament and 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 University (St. Louis).
The 2009-10 season proved to be even more successful for Gromacki and the Lord Jeffs, who won their first 31 games, climbed to No. 1 in the national rankings, reclaimed their NESCAC title and once again advanced to the NCAA Tournament semifinals. Washington would once again play the villain, however, as the Jeffs fell to the Bears in overtime, 65-49. Amherst rebounded by winning the national consolation game the following day to finish with a 32-1 record.
Gromacki has been named the D3hoops.com Northeast Coach of the Year in each of his three seasons with Amherst, also earning NESCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2008 and 2010. After his record-breaking 2009-10 season, Gromacki was named the WBCA National Coach of the Year.
Gromacki is joined for the 2010-11 season by Molly Kane, a 2009 graduate of Hamilton College. Kane played under Gromacki during his one season at Hamilton, helping the Continentals earn an NCAA Tournament bid.
Gromacki lives in nearby South Deerfield with his wife, Miki, and their newborn son Derek.
G.P. Gromacki's Career Coaching Record (283-47 Overall)
Saint Lawrence University (6 seasons, 143-30)
Hamilton College (1 season, 20-8)
Amherst College (4th season, 120-9)