On July 1, 2013, the Cumberland County College community officially welcomed Keith Gorman to its family as the college's next Athletic Director. At the time of his hiring, the last Dukes team to win a Region XIX championship was 2008 as the Men's Cross Country would earn the title. The 6 year drought would end a mere 10 months later as the Cumberland County College Dukes Baseball team would capture the 2014 Region XIX crown, the first in its program's history. From then on, the bar had been raised and the standard for excellence for the Dukes would be set. What followed, no one would have predicted.
In 2015, the Cumberland County College Women's Basketball team would earn its first ever Region XIX championship and the college's first ever women's athletic championship. Months later, the Dukes Softball team would win their first ever Region Championship, putting a cap on the Dukes Athletics community best calendar year in history. Three region titles in a 12 month time period, all within the early period of Keith Gorman's career as Athletic Director. Not many expected this much success so soon, but now with Keith Gorman at the helm, Cumberland County College Athletics will always hold the respect of fellow Region XIX opponents.
For the NJCAA's National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Gorman shared his thoughts on the importance of today.
"Cumberland County College athletics is proud to support and celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). We have been celebrating this day for more than three decades and it has been vital in recognizing and empowering girls and women through sports and other physical activities. As a father of two young, smart and talented girls, I want them to reap the benefits of all the wonderful skills gained from participation in sports and other physical activities. We all need to make a conscious effort daily to ensure that the opportunities for girls and women in sports is equitable to the opportunities provided to boys and men. Please join the Cumberland County College athletic department in celebrating #NGWSD2019!"