Carolyn Crampton enters her second year as an assistant coach on Ed Leyden in 2017-18.
During her first season on the Suffolk bench, the GNAC transitioned to divisional play and in it resulted in the Rams’ most victories against conference competition (12-14) since joining the GNAC ranks in 1995. A trio of all-conference honorees in Georgia Bourikas, Alexis Hackett and Kelsey Schiebel headline the Rams’ 22nd trip to the conference tournament, where the blue-and-gold was eliminated in the first-round to end the year, 17-9 overall. Hackett earned a program-record six GNAC Corvias Rookie of the Week nods to go along with a pair of New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) en route to become Suffolk’s first-ever GNAC Rookie of the Year by a unanimous selection. Suffolk was also awarded for its efforts inside the classroom with the team’s 3.519 grade point average ranking 23rd nationally in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Top 25 Team Honor Roll.
Crampton brought her talents to Suffolk from Vassar College, where she spent the previous two years as an assistant coach and also earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2011. As an assistant for the Brewers, she was responsible for recruiting, scouting, on-court instruction, film breakdown and all film exchange. During her two seasons, she helped produce a 2015 Liberty League Co-Rookie of the Year and a unanimous First-Team All-Liberty League selection, as well as multiple first and second team honorees in 2016.
Upon her arrival at Suffolk, Crampton furthered her education with a Master’s Degree in Administration of Higher Education, which she completed December 2016.
Prior to joining Vassar’s program as a coach, Crampton laced up her sneakers as a player. During her four-year career she started 88 of her 99 appearances and captained the 2011 squad to the program’s first-ever Liberty League Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance.
Originally from Reading, Massachusetts, Crampton attended Reading Memorial, where she played basketball and coached for a season as head coach of the junior varsity squad and assistant to the varsity team. Crampton also served as an assistant for Reading’s Varsity team that won the 2013 Massachusetts Division I North title.