July 1, 2012 in High School
Mark Opfermann of the Muskegon Chronicle has a story on Jim Goorman, the longtime coach at Western Michigan Christian. The story says Goorman is no longer coaching the team. It doesn’t say that he was fired, but it also doesn’t sound like it was Goorman’s choice to step down:
Jim Goorman, who led Western Michigan Christian to five state championships and topped the 500-win mark, is no longer the varsity boys basketball coach after 33 seasons at the school.
Goorman, 66, who was hoping to make the 2012-13 season his last, was denied the request by the school.
The Warriors finished 3-7 in the River Valley Conference and 5-16 overall last season, a rare losing season for Goorman.
“We commend Jim for his very successful coaching career at WMC, but the administration has decided to go in a new direction,” Western Michigan Christian athletic director John Swinburne said in a statement.
Not sure what’s going on with coaching jobs at private schools on the west side of the state, but this is the second contentious sounding coaching departure of the summer over there.