Jim Goorman

      Western Michigan Christian High School, Muskegon

Jim Goorman enters the Michigan High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame with 44 years of experience across several sports including basketball, baseball and softball. Jim is perhaps best known for coaching basketball where his record totals over 500 wins, 3 State Runner-Ups and 5 State Championships. Jim has many Coach of the Year honors, has been inducted into the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Hall of Fame and is currently the winningest basketball coach in the Muskegon area.

     In addition to coaching, Jim has demonstrated a love for the game of basketball and mentoring youth, running youth camps for 40 years. He has also founded the American Youth Basketball Tour where he served as President or Vice President for 22 years. Jim continues to be involved in the sport as an official which he has done for the past 47 years.

     Jim is described as the perfect combination of leader, mentor, educator and colleague. Jim creates relationships with his athletes that allow him to teach them more than just how to play a game and has garnered the respect of all who interact with him. A common nickname for Jim is Gip, inspiring the “Win one for the Gipper” demonstrating just how much Jim means to those who take the court or field for him.






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