Coach Keith Gorman
Posted by Coach at October 9th, 2012
Keith Gorman is in his second season at the helm of the Cumberland County College Dukes Baseball Program. The Dukes made an incredible turn around in the 2012 Spring season under Coach Gorman.
The Dukes finished with a 24-18 record which was the 4th best record in program history. The Dukes also made it into the Region 19 playoffs. In the previous 4 years the Dukes won a total of 25 games and had not made the Region 19 playoffs since 2004. The 2012 season was a remarkable one especially with only an 18 man roster. Coach Gorman and staff have worked tirelessly to successfully recruit 30 new Dukes for the 2012-2013 season. There are two 1st team All-State players and four Carpenter Cup players in the 2012-2013 recruitment class.
Before taking over the Dukes baseball program, Gorman was the Head Baseball Coach at Holy Spirit High School in Absecon. At Holy Spirit, Gorman had a similar challenge in that he took over a struggling program. In seven seasons he compiled a record of 120 – 54. In Gorman’s last three years at Holy Spirit he led them to three straight conference titles with at record of 64 wins and only 16 losses. Coach Gorman was the Vice President of the SJBCA and the head coach for the Tri-Cape team in the prestigious Carpenter Cup (2010, 2011). He was also named the Atlantic City Press Baseball Coach of the Year in 2009. Coach Gorman is most proud of his program’s ability to move players onto and succeed at the next level. In seven seasons, Holy Spirit produced 26 college baseball players with one getting drafted this past June. Gorman will work to make sure his Dukes’ baseball players achieve these same goals: moving on in college or professional baseball.
Coach Gorman is originally from St. Joseph, Missouri. He played college baseball at Kansas City Kansas Community college and North Central Missouri College before receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri. He received his Master’s degree from LaSalle University. Coach Gorman resides in Absecon with his wife Emily and two daughters Leanna and Ellee
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