Bishop Gorman High School

Bishop Gorman High School (also commonly referred to as Gorman High School or BGHS) is a Roman Catholic, private, preparatory school located in Las Vegas, 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
The new BGHS.jpg
Address
5959 South Hualapai Way

, ,
89148

United States
Coordinates36°4′54″N 115°19′2″W / 36.08167°N 115.31722°W / 36.08167; -115.31722Coordinates: 36°4′54″N 115°19′2″W / 36.08167°N 115.31722°W / 36.08167; -115.31722
Information
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
EstablishedSeptember 7, 1954; 66 years ago (1954-09-07)
OversightRoman Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas
PrincipalKevin P. Kiefer
Teaching staff77.8 (FTE) (2017–18)[1]
Grades912
Enrollment1,450 (2017–18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio18.6:1 (2017–18)[1]
Campus size36 acres (15 ha)[2]
Campus typeFringe rural[1]
Color(s)  Royal blue
  Orange[4]
Athletics conference
MascotGaels
RivalsPalo Verde Panthers
AccreditationNorthwest Accreditation Commission[3]
PublicationThe Gael Gazette
NewspaperThe Lance
YearbookArchive
AffiliationNCEA
Websitewww.bishopgorman.org

HistoryEdit

 
Aerial photo of Bishop Gorman, 2015

Bishop Gorman High School opened its doors on September 7, 1954. Bishop Dwyer named it after his predecessor, Thomas Kiely Gorman, the first Bishop of the Reno-Las Vegas Diocese.[citation needed]

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 to build.[2]

Extracurricular activitiesEdit

AthleticsEdit

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 been described by USA Today and Sports Illustrated as being among the top ten high school athletic programs in the United States.[5][6]

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.[7] 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.[citation needed]

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.[8]

Former D1 wrestler, 3rd degree black belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 3 time Team USA member, 5 time 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.[citation needed]

Notable alumniEdit

Notable staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Bishop Gorman High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "New Bishop Gorman High School opens in Summerlin master plan". Las Vegas Review-Journal. September 15, 2007. Archived from the original on March 19, 2012. Retrieved October 3, 2011.
  3. ^ "Northwest Accreditation Commission". Db.northwestaccreditation.org. Archived from the original on May 15, 2011. Retrieved June 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Bishop Gorman Basketball". MaxPreps. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  5. ^ "USA Today Super 25 High School Sports Expert Rankings". USA Today. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  6. ^ Armstrong, Kevin (June 19, 2008). "The top high schools in each of the 50 states and D.C." Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 29, 2008.
  7. ^ Edwards, Jay (August 28, 2008). "AMERICAN LEGION WORLD SERIES:Title worth the wait for Gorman". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved August 29, 2008.
  8. ^ "Update: Gorman football finishes No. 1 in two rankings for mythical championship, No. 2 in two others - High School Sports News - Las Vegas Sun News". Lasvegassun.com. December 22, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2016.
  9. ^ FitzGerald, Tom (January 18, 2013). "Rosco Allen takes long road to Stanford". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved October 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "Las Vegas Golfer Tommy Armour III Uses Titleist to Win". GolfLasVegasNow.com. Archived from the original on November 25, 2010. Retrieved January 8, 2011.
  11. ^ "Seven Questions With Jillian Bell '02". Bishop Gorman High School Alumni Newsletter: 12. Summer 2012. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  12. ^ Houston, Jack (July 25, 2014). "9 Biggest Vegas Celebrities". Las Vegas Magazine. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  13. ^ Brewer, Ray (February 26, 2016). "With latest state title, Bishop Gorman sets new Nevada mark for championships". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  14. ^ Anderson, Mark (October 1, 1999). "Ex-Bishop Gorman star Dele tells Pistons he plans to retire". Las Vegas Sun.
  15. ^ Tucker, Cody J (December 28, 2017). "He was once known for his off-the-field antics. Now MSU's Blake Ezor has turned the page". Lansing State Journal. Las Vegas, Nevada. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  16. ^ Long, A. Stacy (May 20, 2015). "Before hits, Biscuits OF Johnny Field was big on pins". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  17. ^ "Charvez Foger". The Pro Football Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  18. ^ "Our Team". fumolaw.com. Pitaro & Fumo. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  19. ^ "Nick Gates profile". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  20. ^ Kantowski, Ron (June 7, 2017). "NASCAR driver Noah Gragson to get diploma at Texas Motor Speedway". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved May 19, 2019. Gragson attended Bishop Gorman for two years ...
  21. ^ Mueller, Chris B. (September 11, 2016). "With a daughter to provide for, Xavier Grimble continues climb to NFL stability". The Beaver County Times. Retrieved May 19, 2019 – via timesonline.com.
  22. ^ "David Humm profile". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  23. ^ Guiremand, Steve (October 13, 1998). "UNLV's punter Kristosik continues to be bright spot". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  24. ^ "Bishop Gorman 2012-13 Basketball Roster". MaxPreps. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  25. ^ "Johnathan Loyd". University of Oregon. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  26. ^ "Alizé Jones". UND.com. Archived from the original on July 22, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  27. ^ Kostek, Jackie (April 25, 2019). "NFL DRAFT: Bishop Gorman, Notre Dame star tight end Alize Mack picked by New Orleans Saints". KTNV-TV. Las Vegas, Nevada. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  28. ^ Lawrence, Christopher (September 1, 2018). "Las Vegas TV personality empowers women after weight loss". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  29. ^ "Demetris Morant - 2014-15". Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles Athletics. Retrieved May 19, 2019 – via fgcuathletics.com. 2012 graduate of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas ...
  30. ^ "DeMarco Murray profile". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  31. ^ Parrish, Gary (December 23, 2016). "Charles O'Bannon Jr., whose dad and uncle starred at UCLA, commits to USC". CBS Sports. Retrieved May 19, 2019 – via cbssports.com.
  32. ^ Howard-Cooper, Scott (May 6, 1988). "Nevada Prep Star Considers Coming to UCLA". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  33. ^ Santiago, Brianna (June 19, 2015). "13 celebrities you didn't know graduated from L.V. high schools". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved June 19, 2015.
  34. ^ "Grey Ruegamer profile". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  35. ^ "Panic! comes home to play House of Blues". Las Vegas Sun. June 18, 2011. Retrieved October 26, 2011.
  36. ^ "Ronnie Stanley profile". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  37. ^ Wolff, Alexander (February 20, 1984). "The Son Has Also Risen". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 19, 2019. ... Danny was quarterbacking Vegas' Bishop Gorman High to an 11-0 record and the 1979 state championship
  38. ^ https://pacifictigers.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster/tristan-blackmon/973
  39. ^ Anderson, Mark (October 28, 2019). "Former UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers dies at 54". Las Vegas Review-Journal.