G.P. Gromacki
G.P. Gromacki
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 413-542-8557
Email: ggromacki@amherst.edu
Season: 12th

 


G.P. Gromacki

 

 

G.P. Gromacki's Career Coaching Record
(516-66 Overall)

Saint Lawrence University
(6 seasons, 143-30)
1998-99: 23-6
1999-00: 24-6
2000-01: 23-5
2001-02: 28-4
2002-03: 25-3
2003-04: 20-6


Hamilton College
(1 season, 20-8)

2006-07: 20-8
Amherst College
(12th season, 353-28)

2007-08: 27-3
2008-09: 29-4
2009-10: 32-1
2010-11: 32-1
2011-12: 31-2
2012-13: 30-3
2013-14: 26-4
2014-15: 25-4
2015-16: 30-2
2016-17: 33-0
2017-18: 33-0
2018-19: 25-4

Quick Facts

  • Three-Time National Champion (2011, 2017, 2018)

  • Led Program to Perfect Seasons in 2017 & 2018 (33-0)

  • Two-time WBCA National Coach of the Year (09-10, 16-17)

  • Five-time D3Hoops.com New England Coach of the Year

  • Six-time NESCAC Coach of the Year
  • Eight-time NESCAC Champion

  • Coached Three NCAA DIII Players of the Year (2011, 2012, 2017)


The last two seasons have been historic ones for Amherst women's basketball head coach G.P. Gromacki who is in his 12th at the helm of the program. Gromacki led his squad to back to back undefeated national championships, with a current 66 game winning streak entering 2018-19.

Under Gromacki, the D3Hoops.com National Coach of the Year, Amherst has won three straight NESCAC Championships and made eight Final Four appearances. In 2017-18, Gromacki's Mammoths broke the NCAA record for defensive scoring, allowing just 38.8 points per game.

With a career record of 491-62, his .888 winning percentage is the second highest among all active coaches across Divisions I, II and III, with only Geno Auriemma of UConn posting a better mark. Since joining Amherst, Gromacki is an incredible 328-24 (.940).

Gromacki's 2007-08 debut season featured a 27-3 record and brought Amherst its first-ever NESCAC title and NCAA Championship appearance, but those results have become the norm with any team he coaches. He led the Purple & White 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. Under Gromacki's guidance, Amherst has reached the NCAA Tournament in each of his eleven seasons, while reaching at least the Sweet 16 every year to post a 45-11 overall postseason record.

Gromacki was named the D3hoops.com Northeast Coach of the Year in each of his first four seasons with Amherst before earning that distinction again following the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasosn. He also earned NESCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017 and 2018. 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. This past season, Gromacki was once again honored as the WBCA Coach of the Year, and cultivated the growth of Amherst's third WBCA Player of the Year, Ali Doswell '17.

Amherst has claimed eight of the last 11 NESCAC titles and also set a league record by winning 41 consecutive conference games from 2009-13. On November 23, 2014, Amherst set a NCAA women's basketball record with its 100th consecutive home win, surpassing UConn's mark of 99. The Purple & White extended that stretch to as many as 21 games before suffering its first loss at LeFrak Gymnasium since the 2009 season. The only program in the history of NCAA men's and women's basketball with a longer streak is Kentucky, who won 129 straight from 1943-to-1955.

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.