Tom Carmean is currently the head coach at Division III Guilford College. In his first season at Guilford, he led the Quakers to the 2nd largest winning turnaround of any Division III program in 2011. He gives valuable insight to the Hilltopper Board, as he has a tremendous fund of knowledge of working with talented young men who aspire to play at the collegiate level. Coach Carmean co-founded the highly regarded Elite 180 Recruiting Camp and Fall Combine in 2005. The Elite 180 program is geared towards potential student-athletes interested in playing lacrosse at some of the nations most prestigious colleges and universities.
Coach Carmean was an outstanding high school lacrosse player, growing up in a Ithaca, New York. He earned a scholarship to the University of Massachusetts where he played attack. He led the Minutemen’s scorers in each of his three seasons and played in two NCAA Tournaments for legendary coach Dick Garber. He played in two NCAA tournaments during his illustrious collegiate career and he earned honorable mention All-America status from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association in 1985 before securing second-team laurels in 1986 and first-team recognition in 1987. He scored 186 career points (88 goals and 98 assists), which still stand among the Minutemen's all time leaders, and graduated in 1988 with a degree in English.