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    John Carroll, Head Coach, Boys Basketball 413.214.3428

    John Carroll is a 1989 graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon.

    Carroll is in his 21st year at NMH and has been coaching basketball at NMH since 2001. At NMH, John has coached well over 100 Division I basketball players and many more college basketball players. He has led the NMH basketball program to the distinction of being the best combination of academics and basketball in the country. John has coached more players that have matriculated to the Ivy League than any other coach in the United States. In 2021-2022, every Ivy League game (56 regular season and 3 postseason games) will have an NMH alum playing in it. Carroll has led NMH to 10 straight 21+ win seasons. NMH has been ranked among the top five teams in the United States for the past 12 years including #1 rankings in 2013, 2014 and 2018. NMH has made the National Championship tournament for 11 consecutive years making it to the 2010 & 2017, 2018 National Championship game, a semifinalist in 2015, 2016 & 2020, quarterfinals in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2019 and won the National Championship in 2013. NMH won the New England (NEPSAC AAA) Championship in 2012, 2016, 2018 & 2019. Carroll’s 2012 and 2013 teams set and tied the mark for most wins in NMH history with 29 and in 2017 broke the wins record with 30 victories, 2018 broke it with 31 and the 2019 broke it again with 32 wins.

    As a college athlete, Carroll was a four year letterwinner at Assumption College where he finished his career as one of the most prolific three-point scorers in NCAA history. He ended his career as Assumption's No. 6 all-time scorer with 1551 points and still holds most of the Greyhounds’ three-point records. He finished his college career with 342 three-pointers. Assumption won the NE-10 Championship in 1990, 1991 and 1992. Carroll was an All-Conference player in 1992.

    As an athlete at NMH, Carroll averaged 27 points per game and was named MVP of NMH's 1988-1989 squad which finished 17-6. He also pitched and played first base for the NMH baseball team. Prior to NMH, he attended Poly Prep in Brooklyn, NY and played AAU ball with the Bronx Gauchos.

    In 2012 & 2016, Carroll earned NEPSAC AAA Coach of the Year. In 2008-2009, John served as the Parents' Council Faculty Chair for excellence in the NMH athletic program. In 2014, Carroll was named the Housen Coach of the Year at NMH. In 2016, he was a National Double Goal Award Winner by the Positive Coaching Alliance. In February of 2019, John became the winningest coach in NMH basketball history with his 301st win. In May 2019, he joined the NMH 2013 National Championship team as they were inducted into the NMH Athletics Hall of Fame. In November 2021, Carroll was inducted into the Assumption University Hall of Fame. Carroll was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame as a prep player, college player and prep coach in August 2015.

    Carroll lives on campus with his wife, Tara, and their daughter.

    At NMH, Carroll spent 13 years in the NMH admission office, 7 years in the Athletics Department and now works with Student Life.

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