Tom Carmody

Tom Carmody (c. 1929-2007)

Teams coached: Merchant Marine Mariners, Rhode Island Rams
Merchant Marine record^: 47-134 (.260)
Rhode Island record: 58-71 (.000)
Overall record^: 105-205 (.339)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • Yankee Regular Season Champion:  1  (1972)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1968-1973 Rhode Island
1965-1968 Duke (asst)
196?-196? Penn State (asst)
1961-1963 Merchant Marine
1950-1958 Merchant Marine

Tom Carmody Facts

  • Thomas M. Carmody
  • Born c. 1929
  • Died November 2, 2007
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Alma Mater: Slippery Rock University (BA, 1951)
  • Carmody served in the US Navy during the Korean War
  • Some early coaching gigs included two separate stints as the head coach at D-II US Merchant Marine, plus time at Bethel Park HS (PA)
  • Spent time as an assistant under John Egli at Penn State and three seasons on Vic Bubas‘ staff at Duke, a tenure that included a trip to the Final Four in 1966
  • Hired in 1968 to be the head coach at Rhode Island, leading the Rams for five seasons
  • Left coaching in 1973 and went into administration, spending the next several decades working at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI
    • Served as chairman of the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority for 10 years
    • Worked in admissions for the School of Technology and was later hired to be Athletic Director for the school’s D-III programs (1999-2002)
    • Inducted into the Johnson & Wales Athletic Hall of Fame (class of 2002)
  • Continued to live in Narragansett, Rhode Island even after retirement in 2002; passed away in 2007 at the age of 78
    • Survived by his wife, Mary, their two children and six grandchildren

Tom Carmody Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I and Division II levels only