Garmroth is the 13th head coach in school history, and replaces John Haskins, who stepped down after his 10th season at the helm to become UNCP's golf coach and assistant athletics director for internal affairs.
Garmroth comes from Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist College, where he compiled a 137-45 record in six seasons. He was named the Region 10 Coach of the Year after leading the Pioneers to a 27-5 record this season.
Garmroth had four 20-plus-win seasons at Methodist, and UNCP Athletics Director Dan Kenney said the Braves' new boss fulfilled every requirement for the position.
"When the search began we had several objectives to meet," Kenney said. "We wanted to get a proven collegiate head coach, we wanted someone who had a clear-cut recruiting plan, and we wanted someone who had a passion for leading young people. Hiring Bryan Garmroth accomplished all our objectives."
Garmroth, a native of Paragould, Ark., was the athletics director and head coach at Alabama Southern Community College in 1993-94. He then held assistant jobs at Mars Hill College, Western Carolina, USC Spartanburg and Coastal Carolina. He received a bachelor of science degree from Livingston (Ala.) University in 1984 and a masters of education degree in physical education from Arkansas Tech University in 1986.