Coach Gonyea enters his 26th season as head coach with an impressive 497-224 record over the last twenty five seasons.
He was named 1996-97 New England Coach of the Year, 1998-99 and 2000-01 NSCAA Athletic Director of the Year, 2002 USCAA Athletic Director of the Year, and 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, & 2002-03 MSCC Coach of the Year, as well as the 2007-08, 2013-14, 2015-16, Yankee Conference Coach of the Year.
Under Gonyea’ s leadership, the Mustangs have won nine league championships, three New England championships, and participated in 12 NSCAA/USCAA national championship tournaments. CM captured the gold in 2002, winning the prestigious USCAA national championship.
In 2012, he led his mustangs to an undefeated Yankee Conference record (18-0), a Yankee Conference Championship, and a trip to the USCAA National Tournament held in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. He also achieved the rare distinction of earning his 400th win four years ago and is only 3 wins shy of his 500th win. His 2017-18 squad finished the year at 19-6. This past year the team dipped to 17-10.
He has been fortunate enough to coach 17 All-Americans and numerous all conference players.
Citizenship, respect, pride and family are the core values that drive Coach Gonyea and program expectations encompass these fundamental principles. “The basketball court is simply an extension of outside life and lessons learned within the game and relationships developed are focus in our program. Our expectation is our players will work hard in the classroom, the court, and challenge themselves to exit their comfort zone to meet new people, learn new behaviors and grow into prepared young men to meet the challenges of society.”
Coach Gonyea resides on the college campus and also holds the title of Director of Housing, Athletics, and Security.