Tom Garrick

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Tom Garrick
UMass Lowell River Hawks
PositionHead coach
LeagueAmerica East Conference
Personal information
Born (1966-07-07) July 7, 1966 (age 53)
West Warwick, Rhode Island
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolWest Warwick
(West Warwick, Rhode Island)
CollegeRhode Island (1984–1988)
NBA draft1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 45th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Clippers
Playing career1988–1998
Coaching career2003–present
Career history
As player:
19881991Los Angeles Clippers
1991San Antonio Spurs
1991–1992Minnesota Timberwolves
1992Dallas Mavericks
1992–1993Rapid City Thrillers
1993–1995Bayer Giants Leverkusen
1996–1997Caja San Fernando
1997–1998Kombassan Konya
As coach:
2003–2009Rhode Island (women's)
2009–2015Vanderbilt (women's asst.)
2015–2018Boston College (women's asst.)
2018–presentUMass Lowell (women's)
Stats at

Thomas S. "Tom" Garrick (born July 7, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2nd round (45th overall pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft. He played guard in four NBA seasons, mainly for the Clippers. Garrick's best year as a Clipper was during the 1989–90 NBA season when he averaged 7.0 ppg in 73 games. He played collegiately at the University of Rhode Island. Garrick is currently the head women's basketball coach at UMass Lowell.[1]

He was the head coach of the University of Rhode Island women's basketball team until he resigned following the 2008–09 season. From 2009 to 2015 he served as a women's basketball assistant coach at Vanderbilt University before moving on to Boston College for three seasons.[2][3] On April 12, 2018 Garrick was named the eighth head coach in UMass Lowell women's basketball history.[4] Personal: Tom is the husband of Shea Ralph, UCONN Women's Basketball Assistant Coach. Together the two have a daughter named Maysen, born June 26, 2018.[5]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UMass Lowell River Hawks Hawks (America East Conference) (2018–present)
2018–19 UMass Lowell 7-22 3-13 8th
UMass Lowell: 7–22 (.241) 3–13 (.188)
Total: 7–22 (.241)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Tom Garrick - Staff Directory - University of Massachusetts Lowell".
  2. ^ "Tom Garrick Joins Women's Basketball Staff - Boston College". Boston College.
  3. ^ "Rhode Island". Rhode Island.
  4. ^ "Tom Garrick Introduced as Head Coach - University of Massachusetts Lowell". University of Massachusetts Lowell.
  5. ^ "Coach and Mom: UConn's Shea Ralph". Journal Inquirer.

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