CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After helping the MIT men's basketball program to a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances over the past two years, associate head coach Tom Glynn will be leaving the Engineers after accepting the head coaching position at Nichols College. He will be the 20th men's basketball head coach in the history of the Nichols program.
During his two years in Cambridge, Glynn helped lead MIT to a pair of 20-win seasons, with the Engineers compiling a combined 40-15 record in that span. Last season MIT won the NEWMAC title and appeared in its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament and led Division III in scoring defense after allowing just 55.6 points per game.
Prior to coming to MIT, Glynn was an Assistant Coach at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. During his two-year tenure there the River Hawks compiled a 39-21 record and advanced to consecutive Division II NCAA tournaments. The 2010-11 team went 20-10 and reached the Northest-10 Tournament semi-finals before moving on to the NCAA tournament.
Before entering the college ranks Glynn spent five seasons coaching at the high school level. From 2008-2010 Glynn served as an Assistant Coach at Arlington High School, helping to guide that program to the state tournament. Prior to Arlington, he also served as the Assistant Coach at the Cambridge School of Weston from 2005-2008, where he helped lead his team to three-consecutive NEPSAC tournament appearances.
Before beginning his coaching career, Glynn was a two-year letter winner at Springfield College. He also completed a post-graduate year at the Tilton School where he served as team captain and was named a Lakes Region all-star. Glynn was a three-year varsity player at Waltham High School where he was a team captain and Greater Boston League all-star.
Glynn graduated from Springfield in 2006 with a bachelor's in movement and sports studies. He went on to complete his Master's at Salem State University in secondary education. His sister, Holly, is the head women's lacrosse coach at MIT.