Head Coach G.P. Gromacki
The 2014-15 season will be GP Gromacki's eighth at the helm of the Amherst College women's basketball program, and his first seven couldn't have gone much better.
With a career record of 370-56, 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 207-18 (.920) since joining the Amherst program.
Gromacki's 2007-08 debut 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 led the Jeffs to five consecutive NCAA Final Four appearances from 2009-13, 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 claimed five of the last seven NESCAC titles and also set a league record by winning 41 consecutive conference games from 2009-13.
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)