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|
|Color(s)||Orange and Blue|
|Rivals||Palo Verde High School|
|Accreditation||Northwest Accreditation Commission |
|Publication||The Gael Gazette|
|Athletic Director||Sally Nieman|
Bishop Gorman High School (also commonly referred to as Gorman High School or BGHS) is a Catholic, private, preparatory school located in Enterprise, Nevada. The school is administered by the Diocese of Las Vegas, and has been serving Clark County and the Las Vegas Valley for over 50 years. The school opened in 1954 and its mascot is a Gael, or mounted Irish Knight.
Bishop Gorman High School was established by Romy and 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 (Previous State Record)
- 2010, 18th
- 2011, 11th
- 2013, 4th (State Record)
The athletics program and teams of 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, frequently winning numerous state championships each year. Additionally, the Gaels have been recognized by many national publications including USA Today and Sports Illustrated as being among the top ten high school athletic programs in the United States. 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. In 2014, the school won the national mythical championship.
Former D1-wrestler, 3rd degree black belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 3xTeam USA member, 5x World grappling champ (152-5 overall,78-0 FILA Int), and head strategist coach for MMA, Ricky Lundell is the current head wrestling coach for the gaels, along with his assistant coach Todd Prace.
Gorman holds the state record for most consecutive championships in this sport.
|AAA||1978–1979, 1984, 1988-1989|
|AAAA||1997, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009,2010, 2012|
|NIAA State Champions|
|AAA||1970, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983|
|AAAA||2007, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|Division I||2012, 2013, 2014, 2015|
|NIAA State Academic Champions||2007–2008|
|Southern Nevada Lacrosse Association||Year(s)|
|NIAA State Academic Champions|
|NIAA State Academic Champions||1993-1994, 2001-2002|
|Southern Nevada Lacrosse Association||Year(s)|
|AAAA||1997, 1999, 2001, 2012|
|NIAA State Academic Champions||1993-1995||NIAA State Swimming & Diving Champions||2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014|
|AAAA||1997-1999, 2001-2002, 2005–2009|
Track & Field
|NIAA State Academic Champions|
- 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
- Charisma Carpenter, actress
- Marty Cordova, retired Major League Baseball player
- Randall Cunningham II, high jumper
- Vashti Cunningham, pending National high school record holder
- Frank Fertitta III, chairman of Station Casinos
- Lorenzo Fertitta, owner of the UFC
- Joey Gallo, baseball player in the Texas Rangers organization
- Michael Gaughan owner of the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa and member of the PRCA Hall of Fame
- Brendan Gaughan, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver
- David Humm, two-time Super Bowl champion (Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders) and Nebraska quarterback
- Karina Jett, professional poker player
- Justin Kaye, former Major League Baseball player (Seattle Mariners)
- Bob Miller, former Nevada governor
- Ross Miller, Nevada Secretary of State
- Shabazz Muhammad, basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves
- DeMarco Murray, American football running back for the Tennessee Titans
- Inbee Park, golfer
- Ryan Reynolds, American football linebacker
- Joey Rickard, Major League Baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles
- Donn Roach, Major League Baseball player for the Seattle Mariners
- 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 former drummer of Panic! At The Disco
- Anu Solomon, Current starting quarterback of the University of Arizona Wildcats
- Danny Tarkanian
- Jonathan Tavernari, Brazilian basketball player, graduated from Brigham Young University, plays professionally in Italy
- C. J. Watson, American basketball player, currently with the Orlando Magic
- Dana White, UFC president
- Mike Zaher, American soccer player who last played for the Rochester Rhinos
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- "USA Today Super 25 High School Sports Expert Rankings". USA Today. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
- Armstrong, Kevin (June 19, 2008). "The top high schools in each of the 50 states and D.C.". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2008-08-29.
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- "Bishop Gorman Championship Teams".
- Brewer, Ray (21 May 2011). "Gorman’s Evan Dunn overcomes adversity, pitches Gaels to sixth straight state baseball title". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 9 September 2011.
- "Las Vegas Golfer Tommy Armour III Uses Titleist to Win". GolfLasVegasNow.com. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
- "Seven Questions With Jillian Bell '02". Bishop Gorman High School Alumni Newsletter: 12. Summer 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- Santiago, Brianna (June 19, 2015). "13 celebrities you didn’t know graduated from L.V. high schools". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
- "Panic! comes home to play House of Blues". Las Vegas Sun. June 18, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011.