HEAD COACH STEVE LAMIE
A 1985 magna cum laude graduate of Grove City College, Steve Lamie enters his 15th season as the Wolverines' head men's basketball coach.
In his 14 seasons at the college, Lamie has directed the Wolverines to four Presidents' Athletic Conference championships, nine winning seasons, six postseason berths and national and regional acclaim in several statistical categories.
In 2010, he earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Great Lakes Coach of the Year award after directing the Wolverines to a 19-9 record, the PAC title and a berth in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament.
In 2007, Lamie led Grove City to one of the most improbable championships in PAC history as the Wolverines captured the conference tournament after entering as the fourth seed.
Overall, he has a 191-176 record since taking over as head coach in June 1998.
Lamie guided Grove City to the PAC championship in 2003 as the Wolverines downed Thiel in the conference title game, 60-59, in Greenville. The 2002-03 Wolverines ranked in the top 10 nationally in both field goal percentage and rebound margin while finishing 18-9, the fifth-best season in school history.
Grove City also hosted its first-ever ECAC playoff game in 2003 as the Wolverines hosted Neumann College in a quarterfinal game.
In 2001-02, the Wolverines finished second in the nation in rebound margin and held their opponents to less than 38 percent shooting from the floor. Grove City also finished among the national leaders in field goal percentage in 2004-05. Last year, Grove City led the conference in scoring defense.
In his first season, the Wolverines captured the Presidents' Athletic Conference championship and advanced to the ECAC Championship Tournament. From 2000-2005, Grove City posted five consecutive winning seasons. That represented the program's longest run of winning seasons since the 1920s.
He has also coached five 1,000-point scorers in former standouts Tanner Prosser, Ryan Eller, Shawn Carr, Ryan Gibson and Andy O'Keefe. O'Keefe also earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2010. Three Grove City players have earned Academic All-District during his tenure.
Lamie is the 21st head men's basketball coach in Grove City history. Prior to becoming head coach, he assisted longtime head coach John Barr for four seasons. The Wolverines won 16 games in consecutive seasons and reached the ECAC tournament in each of Lamie's first two years as an assistant.
Lamie played four years under Barr, earning the team's hustle award and co-captain honors as a senior. As a sophomore during the 1982-83 season, he helped Grove City advance to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament as the Wolverines set a school record with 21 victories.
His coaching career began as an assistant at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pa. After four seasons at Cedar Crest, Lamie spent two years as a graduate assistant at Kent State, earning his master's degree in biology in 1991.
Lamie then returned to the high school ranks for three seasons as a head coach. After one year at Palisades High School in Kintersville, Pa., Lamie led Perkasie, Pa.-based Pennridge High School to the District I playoffs in 1994, ending a six-year drought.
Lamie is an assistant professor of physical education and exercise science. He also worked previously as an assistant track and field coach at Grove City, working with the throwing squad.
His wife Melissa recently completed her 20th season as Grove City's head women's soccer coach. She is also Grove City's head golf coach.
The Lamies reside in Pine Township with their daughter, Melia, 12, and twins Caleb and Rayna, 2.
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