Baseball

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

Coach Gorman enters his fourth season as the head coach of the Dukes baseball program following the most successful season in program history.  In just his third year at the helm, Coach Gorman led the Dukes to 49-10 record, Region XIV Championship, #1 national ranking, trip to the college world series and was the National runner-up.  The Dukes first ever trip to the College World Series in Tyler, TX was an exciting one.  The Dukes made it to the national championship game coming up just short losing to the host team Tyler Junior College.  Tyler Junior College was the #2 nationally ranked team.

The 2014 season continues the remarkable turnaround the program has come under since Coach Gorman and his staff arrived in September of 2011. In just 3 seasons Gorman has compiled a record of 106 wins and 42 loses. The turnaround is a remarkable one in that the baseball program had won a combined 46 games in the previous 7 seasons before Gorman’s arrival.

2014 was a season for the record books individually. Sophomore Anthony Lopez broke the NJCAA single season triples record with 16.  The previous record was 13.  Anthony had an amazing career while at Cumberland earning 1st Team All-Region honors twice, 2014 Region XIX Player of the Year, 2014 1st Team All-American and accepted an NCAA Divison I scholarship to Campbell University. Right handed pitcher and St. John University bound Cody Stashak was named 2nd Team All-American and catcher Jose Martinez was named 3rd Team All-American. Jose will continue his career at Division I St. Peter’s University.  Jordan Glover received the Rawlings/ABCA Gold Glove award.  Jordan who accepted a NCAA Division I scholarship to the University of Delaware was also named the NJCAA National Defensive Player of the Year.  Also receiving scholarships to continue their academic and athletic careers were Devin McCann (Bellhaven University) and Josh O’Neill (William Penn University). Tim Gallagher who had one of the finest careers a Junior College player could have will be deciding on his next outfield to patrol soon. Tim was also named a Region XIX first team outfielder.

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.

 

Season

Wins

Loses

Winning Pct.

Notes

2012

24

18

.571

4th best record in program history at the time. Currently 6th best record. Region XIX playoffs.

2013

33

14

.702

Best record in program history at the time. Currently 2nd best record. Region XIX playoffs.

2014

49

10

.831

Best record in program history. Region XIX Champions. College World Series. National Runner-Up.  Finished #1 in final national poll.

 
 
 
 
 

Overall

106

42

.716