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.