This week’s Throwback Thursday player is Tom Carmean.
1992-97 Boston Blazers
1998 New York Saints
1999 Rochester Knighthawks
MILL/NLL Regular Season Statistics:
GP 62, G 77, A 154, Pts. 231, PM 103.
GP 5, G 8, A 13, Pts. 21, PM 5.
GP 11, G 13, A 11, Pts. 24, PM 0.
– Nominated Second Team All-Pro for five straight seasons from 1993-1997.
– Awarded team MVP three years in a row with two different teams. Once with New England in 1991 and twice with Boston from 1992 to 1993.
In June of 2018 Tom resigned his position as Guilford College’s head men’s lacrosse coach Friday. The Quakers’ career coaching wins departs after eight seasons to work with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and its “vs. Cancer” initiative.
Carmean closed his Guilford career with a 67-61 (.523 winning percentage) mark. He surpassed Guilford Athletics Hall of Famer Geoff Miller as the winningest coach in program history with a 2018 win over Cazenovia College. The Quakers posted a 9-8 overall record that season, which included a seven-game winning streak, Guilford’s longest skein since 1986.
The Ithaca, New York, native came to Guilford in June 2010 as the 12th head men’s lacrosse coach in school history. The Quakers enjoyed their best season (9-7) since 1993 in 2011 and opened the 2014 campaign with an unprecedented 5-0 record.
In his Guilford tenure, Carmean developed 16 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selections, including two-time pick Adam Fiore. Fiore graduated in 2016 ranked third in school history with 212 career points, a 3.93 points per game average. Carmean guided the Quakers to their first two ODAC Tournament appearances and built up the team’s roster, grade point average, and community engagement.
Prior to taking over at Guilford, Carmean served 11 seasons as head men’s lacrosse coach at Amherst College where he guided the Lord Jeffs to an 82-76 record from 1999-2010. He coached three All-Americans and 25 All-New England Small College Athletic Conference selections during his tenure. An All-America attackman at the University of Massachusetts, Carmean also enjoyed an accomplished professional career and coached two seasons with the Charlotte Hounds, runners-up in the 2013 Major League Lacrosse playoffs.
Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.
An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game 10 years ago. Through the podcasts, he made an association with Kevin Neibauer of Lax Philly, who convinced him to come on board and write for them. The rest they say is history.
Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.
In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries.
Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).
Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.