Head Coach G.P. Gromacki
The 2013-14 season will be GP Gromacki's seventh at the helm of the Amherst College women's basketball program, and his first six couldn't have gone much better.
With a career record of 344-52, his .869 winning percentage is the highest among all active coaches across Divisions I, II and III and ranks second all-time, trailing only former Louisiana Tech head coach Leon Barmore (.869). Gromacki is 181-14 (.928) since joining the Amherst program, including an incredible 125-7 (.947) in his past four years.
Gromacki's debut 2007-08 season featured a 27-3 record and brought Amherst its first-ever NESCAC title and NCAA Tournament appearance, but those results have become the norm with any team he coaches. He has led the Lord Jeffs to five consecutive NCAA Final Four appearances, notably winning the program's first national title in 2011 with a second consecutive 32-1 record.
Gromacki was named the D3hoops.com Northeast Coach of the Year in each of his first four seasons with Amherst, also earning NESCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013. The WBCA National Coach of the Year in 2009-10, he also played an integral role in the development of the program's first-ever State Farm/WBCA NCAA Division III Players of the Year, Jaci Daigneault ’11 and Caroline Stedman '12.
Amherst has claimed each of the past four NESCAC titles, also setting a league record by winning 41 consecutive conference games from 2009-13. Gromacki's teams have spent 80 consecutive weeks in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll, which includes stretches of 26 weeks at No. 1 and 42 weeks in the top-3.
Prior to Amherst, Gromacki led St. Lawrence to six consecutive 20-win seasons (143-30) and an appearance in the 2002 NCAA title game. After a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Division I Temple University, he led Hamilton College to a 20-8 record during the 2006-07 season.
Gromacki and his wife, Miki, live in Amherst with their son, Derek, and daughter, Katie.
G.P. Gromacki's Career Coaching Record (370-56 Overall)
Saint Lawrence University (6 seasons, 143-30)
Hamilton College (1 season, 20-8)
Amherst College (7th seasons, 207-18)