Bishop Gorman High School
|Bishop Gorman High School|
5959 South Hualapai Way|
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada 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||Grant Rice|
Bishop Gorman High School (also commonly referred to as Gorman High School or BGHS) is a Roman Catholic, private, preparatory school located in Summerlin, Nevada. The school is administered by the Diocese of Las Vegas. The school opened in 1954. Its mascot is a Gael, or a 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 its doors on September 7, 1954. Bishop Dwyer named it after his predecessor, The Most Reverend Thomas Kiely Gorman, the first Bishop of the Reno-Las Vegas Diocese. From its inception, the 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)
- 2018, 20th
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 School's 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 in Maryland 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 and 2015, Bishop Gorman won back-to-back National Championships.
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.
Men's Sports State Championships
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, 2016|
|National Champions||2014, 2015, 2016|
|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||2010-2014|
|AAAA||1997-1999, 2001-2002, 2005–2009|
Track & Field
|NIAA State Academic Champions|
- Mike Adras, men's head 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, comedian and actress
- Cordell Broadus, former wide receiver at UCLA, son of Snoop Dogg
- Charisma Carpenter, actress
- Zach Collins, basketball player, first-round selection in 2017 NBA draft
- Marty Cordova, retired Major League Baseball player
- Randall Cunningham II, NCAA champion high jumper for USC
- Vashti Cunningham, pending National high school record holder
- Frank Fertitta III, chairman of Station Casinos
- Lorenzo Fertitta, former owner of UFC
- Johnny Field, MLB outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays
- Ozzie Fumo, state representative
- Joey Gallo, baseball player for Texas Rangers
- Michael Gaughan, owner of South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa and member of PRCA Hall of Fame
- Brendan Gaughan, NASCAR Xfinity Series driver
- Xavier Grimble, tight end for NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers
- David Humm, two-time Super Bowl champion (Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders) and Nebraska quarterback
- Karina Jett, professional poker player
- Alizé Jones, tight end at the University of Notre Dame
- Justin Kaye, former Major League Baseball player (Seattle Mariners)
- Tate Martell, quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
- Bob Miller, 26th Governor of Nevada
- Ross Miller, Nevada Secretary of State
- Shabazz Muhammad, basketball player for Milwaukee Bucks
- DeMarco Murray, football running back for Tennessee Titans
- Inbee Park, golfer, Women's U.S. Open and British Open champion, 2013 LPGA Player of the Year
- Ryan Reynolds, football linebacker for Oklahoma Sooners
- Joey Rickard, Major League Baseball player for Baltimore Orioles
- Donn Roach, Major League Baseball player for 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, NFL center, two-time Super Bowl champion
- Alexander King Sample, Archbishop of Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon
- Paul Sewald, MLB pitcher for the New York Mets
- Matt Smith, former MLB player (Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees)
- Spencer Smith, founding member and former drummer of Panic! at the Disco
- Anu Solomon, starting quarterback for Arizona and Baylor
- Ronnie Stanley, Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle
- Jonathan Tavernari, professional basketball player, graduated from Brigham Young University
- C. J. Watson, basketball player with Orlando Magic
- Bill Young, politician and 15th Sheriff of Clark County
- Mike Zaher, soccer player who last played for Rochester Rhinos
- Stephen Zimmerman, NBA player for the Orlando Magic
- Thomas Kelly, Chief of Perinatal Medicine at UC San Diego
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