Baseball

 
Keith Gorman
Keith Gorman
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 856-200-4638
Email: baseball@cccnj.edu

Coach Gorman enters his third season as the head coach of the Dukes baseball program.  The Dukes continued their winning ways under Coach Gorman in his second season at the helm.  The 2013 season was a record breaking season for the Dukes.  The Dukes finished 33-14 which is the best record in the baseball program's history and the highest single season win total for any athletic program ever at Cumberland County College.  In two seasons under Coach Gorman the baseball program has won a combined 57 games.  In the previous 7 seasons the baseball program won a combined total of 46 games. The Dukes also received the #4 seed in the Region 19 tournament. The Dukes have high hopes for the 2014 season with the return of a talented freshman class, a solid recruiting class and some key transfers.

In Coach Gorman's first season as the Dukes skipper he guided the Dukes to an incredible turn around in the 2012 Spring season.  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.