Paul Cormier

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Paul Cormier
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1951-06-03) June 3, 1951 (age 67)
Lexington, Massachusetts
Playing career
1970–1973 New Hampshire
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1978–1980 Bentley (assistant)
1980–1984 Villanova (assistant)
1984–1991 Dartmouth
1991–1998 Fairfield
2010–2016 Dartmouth
Head coaching record
Overall 228–322 (.415)
Accomplishments and honors
MAAC championship (1997)
MAAC Coach of the Year (1996)

Paul Cormier (born June 3, 1951) is the former head men's basketball coach at Dartmouth College.[1] Recently, Cormier was an advance pro scout for the Golden State Warriors during the 2009–10 season and New Jersey Nets during the 2007–08 and 2008–09 NBA seasons. Previously, he was an assistant coach for the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2006–07 NBA season. He spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the Boston Celtics (2002–06) following two seasons as the head scout for Boston. Prior to joining the Celtics, Cormier spent the 1998–99 season as video scout for the New York Knicks.

Cormier coached at the collegiate level for twenty years. He served seven seasons (1991–98) as head coach of Fairfield University. During the 1995–96 season, Cormier coached Fairfield to a 20–10 overall record, an appearance in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) championship game and the program's fourth berth in the NIT. His MAAC coaching peers recognized him as the 1995–96 MAAC Coach of the Year. And during the 1996–97 season, Cormier coached Fairfield to the MAAC Championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. He then coached the #16 seed Fairfield to an early second half lead and near historic upset of the Dean Smith coached #1 seed North Carolina. The eight-point loss, 82–74, still stands as the last single-digit loss by a #16 seed to a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Cormier also served seven seasons (1984–91) as head coach at Dartmouth College and an additional six seasons (2010–2016); as an assistant coach at Villanova University (1980–84) and at Bentley College (1978–80).

Cormier is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He and his wife, Susan, have four sons.

Head coaching record

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Dartmouth (Ivy League) (1984–1991)
1984–85 Dartmouth 5–21 3–11 8th
1985–86 Dartmouth 11–15 6–8 6th
1986–87 Dartmouth 15–11 7–7 4th
1987–88 Dartmouth 18–8 10–4 2nd
1988–89 Dartmouth 17–9 10–4 2nd
1989–90 Dartmouth 12–14 7–7 3rd
1990–91 Dartmouth 9–17 4–10 8th
Fairfield (MAAC) (1991–1998)
1991–92 Fairfield 8–20 4–12 7th
1992–93 Fairfield 14–13 7–7 5th
1993–94 Fairfield 8–19 4–10 6th
1994–95 Fairfield 13–15 6–8 4th
1995–96 Fairfield 20–10 10–4 2nd NIT First Round
1996–97 Fairfield 11–19 2–12 8th NCAA First Round
1997–98 Fairfield 12–15 7–11 9th
Fairfield: 86–111 (.437) 40–64 (.385)
Dartmouth (Ivy League) (2010–2016)
2010–11 Dartmouth 5–23 1–13 8th
2011–12 Dartmouth 5–25 1–13 8th
2012–13 Dartmouth 9–19 5–9 6th
2013–14 Dartmouth 12–16 5–9 6th
2014–15 Dartmouth 14–15 7–7 4th CIT First Round
2015–16 Dartmouth 10–18 4–10 6th
Dartmouth: 142–211 (.402) 70–112 (.385)
Total: 228–322 (.415)

      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


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External links

  • NBA: Paul Cormier
  • Coaching History at
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