Bishop Gorman High School
|Bishop Gorman High School|
|5959 South Hualapai Way
Las Vegas, Nevada, Clark County, 89148
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Established||September 7, 1954|
|Oversight||Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas|
|Principal||Kevin P. Kiefer|
|Asst. Principal||Virginia Cunningham
|Color(s)||Orange and Blue|
|Accreditation||Northwest Accreditation Commission |
|Publication||The Gael Gazette|
|Athletic Director||Sally Nieman|
Bishop Gorman High School (commonly referred to as Gorman or BGHS) is a Catholic, private, preparatory school located in Summerlin, in Clark County, Nevada, United States serving the Las Vegas Valley for over 50 years. The school is administered by the Diocese of Las Vegas. The school opened in 1954 and its mascot is a Gael, or mounted Irish Knight.
The school was created by Romy Hammes, Dorothy Hammes, Kathlyn Hammes Mowbray, Bishop Robert J. Dwyer of Reno-Las Vegas, and Father John F. Brown, Provincial Superior of the Clerics of St. Viator. The school opened September 7, 1954. Bishop Dwyer named it after his predecessor, The Most Reverend Thomas K. Gorman, the first Bishop of the Reno-Las Vegas Diocese. From its inception, Bishop Gorman High School has been administered by the Clerics of Saint Viator.
The campus was originally located near Downtown Las Vegas, at 1801 S. Maryland Pkwy. Classes began at its current Summerlin location on September 5, 2007. The new 187,000 square feet (17,400 m2) school, located on a campus of 36 acres (15 ha), cost $96 million.
- State Championships
- 2010 
- National High School Mock Trial Championship Rankings
- 2008, 19th
- 2009, 5th (State Record)
- 2010, 18th
- 2011, 11th
- 2013, 4th (State Record)
The athletics program at Bishop Gorman are known as the Gaels and compete in the Southwest Division of the Sunset 4A Region. The Gaels have become one of the most prominent high school athletics program in the state of Nevada,winning numerous state championships each year. Additionally, the Gaels have been recognized by Sports Illustrated as one of the top athletic programs in the nation. In the summer of 2008, the Gaels baseball team, sponsored by American Legion Post 76 in Las Vegas, won the American Legion World Series, a first for any Nevada high school. They ended up fielding 798 points total in football, more than any other high school in the nation for the 2009 season and ended up being ranked 46th in the nation by Rivals. In the 2009/2010 year they became the first Nevada school in over forty years to win the state championship in all three major sports (football, basketball, and baseball). Its basketball team is consistently ranked in the Nation's Top 10.
Coach Tony Sanchez took over as Bishop Gorman High Schools head football coach in March 2009. In 2010 and 2011, he led Gorman to a varsity record of 28-2 and an overall program record of 61-4. At the start of the 2012 season, Gorman beat nationally ranked teams Our Lady of Good Counsel and St Louis High School in Hawaii to raise its high school ranking into the top ten schools. Both matches were televised, by ESPN and Fox networks, respectively.
Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships
- Baseball - 2006-2011. Gorman holds the state record for most consecutive championships in this sport.
- Basketball (Boys) - 1962-1963, 1978–1979, 1984, 1988–1989, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009–2010, 2012
- Basketball (Girls) - 2006-2010
- Football - 1970, 1974, 1979–1980, 1982–1983, 2007, 2009-2014
- Golf (Boys) - 2002-2003
- Golf (Girls) - 2003-2006
- Soccer (Boys) - 1992, 2002, 2006-2007, 2013
- Swimming (Boys) - 1989
- Swimming (Girls) - 2010
- Tennis (Boys) - 1983-1988, 1990
- Tennis (Girls) - 1988-1989, 1992–1995, 1997–1999, 2001–2002, 2005–2009, 2011
Gorman competes in Division II of the Southern Nevada Lacrosse Association and won the division championship in 2009 and 2010.
- Mike Adras, head men's basketball coach at Northern Arizona University
- Tommy Armour III, former PGA Tour golfer, currently on Champions Tour
- Francis J. Beckwith, Christian philosopher and professor at Baylor University
- Jillian Bell, American comedian and actress
- Mikey Cross, (Musician) Guitarist of Taking Dawn / Electronic music producer (MICS)
- Charisma Carpenter, actress
- Marty Cordova, retired Major League Baseball player
- Blake Ezor, American football player
- Frank Fertitta III, chairman of Station Casinos
- Lorenzo Fertitta, owner of the UFC
- Joey Gallo, baseball player
- Michael Gaughan owner of the SouthPoint Hotel and Casino and member of the PRCA Hall of Fame
- Brendan Gaughan, NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver
- David Humm, two-time Super Bowl Champion (Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders) and Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback
- Karina Jett, professional poker player
- Christopher Babbitt, (Musician) Lead Guitarist and Singer or American metal band Taking Dawn
- Justin Kaye, former MLB player (Seattle Mariners)
- Bob Miller, former Nevada governor
- Ross Miller, Nevada Secretary of State
- Shabazz Muhammad, basketball player
- DeMarco Murray, American football running back
- Inbee Park, golfer
- Ryan Reynolds, American football linebacker, currently at the University of Oklahoma
- Donn M. Roach, American MLB player, currently with San Diego Padres
- David Roger, former Clark County district attorney
- Ryan Ross, founding member and former guitarist of Panic! At The Disco and lead singer of The Young Veins
- Grey Ruegamer, two-time Super Bowl champion
- Alexander King Sample, Bishop of the Diocese of Marquette
- Matt Smith, former MLB player (Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees)
- Spencer Smith, founding member and drummer of Panic! At The Disco
- Danny Tarkanian
- Jonathan Tavernari, Brazilian basketball player, graduated from Brigham Young University, plays professionally in Italy
- C. J. Watson, American basketball player, currently with Indiana Pacers
- Dana White, President of the UFC
- Mike Zaher, American soccer player, currently with San Jose Earthquakes
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- "Record Book: Soccer, Boys". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
- "Record Book: Swimming & Diving, Boys". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
- "Record Book: Swimming & Diving, Girls". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
- "Record Book: Tennis, Boys". Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. Retrieved 4 December 2011.
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