Jeremy Goorman, the son of legendary Warriors boys basketball coach Jim Goorman, has been named the new girls varsity coach at WMC.
Goorman knows Warrior basketball well. He played on the WMC state champion basketball team coached by his father in 1992, as well as the state runner-up team in 1993.
He went on to coach the WMC boys junior varsity squad in 1998-99 and 1999-2000, before becoming the head boys varsity coach at Montague for seven seasons.
Last season he was an assistant coach for the WMC varsity girls team under Coach Glen Karsten, and the year before coached the junior varsity.
“We are ecstatic to add Jeremy Goorman to our coaching staff!” WMC athletic director Josh Glerum said. “It was very evident that his knowledge of the game of basketball, passion for working with young people and relationship with the Lord would be instrumental as we look to continue to build our girls basketball program.”
Goorman will be taking over a team that includes his daughter, sophomore Aubrey Goorman, who was the team MVP last season, averaging 12 points, seven rebounds and two assists per game.
The Warrior girls expect to have all five starters back from last year’s 12-11 squad.
“My biggest motivation is that I can continue the relationships I’ve built at Western Michigan Christian and because I enjoy girls basketball,” Goorman said. “Also I get to coach my daughter for two more years.”
“I always wanted to be a teacher and a coach. And my eventual dream was to come back and coach basketball at Christian.”