Bill Gorman

Bill Gorman

  • Title:
    Senior Associate Director of Athletics (Athletic Communications, Compliance, Scheduling, Financial Operations)
  • Phone:
    (617) 989-4147
  • Email:
    gormanb@wit.edu
  • Previous College:
    Stonehill '94

Bill Gorman joined the Wentworth Athletic Department as the school’s first full-time Director of Athletic Communications in October, 1995, and was promoted to Associate Director of Athletics in July, 2002. In September, 2017, he was promoted to the department's senior associate athletic director.

As the Director of Athletic Communications, Gorman is responsible for publicizing and promoting nine of Wentworth's 18 varsity sports and the student-athletes who compete on them. As the senior associate director in the department, he is a member of the department's senior management team and handles such administrative duties as scheduling of intercollegiate events and athletic facilities, NCAA Compliance, serving as sport supervisor for the baseball program, and assists in overseeing the department's financial operations, including helping to prepare annual budgets. He has also been a part of the hiring process as a search committee member for numerous coaches and staff members over the course of the last seven years.

Since his arrival at Wentworth, Gorman has promoted numerous Academic All-District candidates, including the school's first three-time Academic All-America, who was 2015 Academic All-America of the Year in softball. He has also promoted a plethora of all-conference and All-New England performers as well as the school's first nine All-America honorees. From 1998-2007 he served as a publicist for the Commonwealth Coast Conference, compiling weekly reports in baseball and softball, and since 2009, he has served as the chair of the CCC Sports Information Directors and a liaison to the conference office.

In 2010 he helped advance the department technologically when wentworthathletics.com was launched after Gorman was instrumental in the design and creation of pages, having carried them over from the department's original website. Three years later he again worked with PrestoSports to undergo a more modern re-design and he assisted Athletics Communications Coordinator Emily Machado with a redesign in the spring of 2018. He also worked to bring the streaming of all home events under the umbrella of Pack Network in 2013.

He came to Wentworth after serving as the Assistant Sports Information Director at the University of Massachusetts Lowell from 1994-95 under College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Hall of Fame member B.L. Elfring. While working at UMass Lowell, Gorman was the primary contact for the River Hawks' women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball and softball teams. He served as the media coordinator for the 1995 New England Collegiate Conference Women's Basketball Tournament, as well a 1995 NCAA Division II first round women's basketball game and was the assistant media coordinator for the 1995 NCAA Division II Northeast Baseball Regional. While at UML, the 1994-95 men's basketball guide took second in the district in the annual CoSIDA Publications Contest.
 
A 1994 graduate of Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Gorman served as the Associate Director of Sports Information during his final three and a half years as an undergraduate. He was the primary contact for the Chieftains' football, men's and women's basketball, baseball and softball teams and was the media liaison for the women's basketball team that advanced to the Division II Elite Eight in 1994.

During the past 20 years, Gorman has been on the media relations staff at numerous NCAA tournaments, including four NCAA Division I Frozen Fours. He also served as the media coordinator for the 2001 and 2002 NCAA Division III New England Baseball Regional, which were the first two times the regional was help on Cape Cod. In 1995, he was on the media relations staff at the Special Olympics World Games and was an assistant boys' basketball coach during the 1994 and 1995 Bay State Games.

Gorman has been active in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Sports Information Directors Association (ECAC-SIDA) since joining the organization in 1992. In addition to serving as both a panelist and a table topic moderator, he served a two-year stint on the membership committee (1997-99) and was a member of the local organizing committee during the 2000 and 2005 workshops, which were both held on Cape Cod. In 2001 he was named to the organization's executive board and served as its president during the 2008-09 school year, presiding over the 2009 Workshop in Avalon, N.J. He was honored with the organization’s prestigious Irving T. Marsh Award in 2014. In June of 2017 he began his second stint on the Executive Board when he was named to the Ex-Officio position. In 2019, he was honored by CoSIDA with a 25-year award.

Over the past 10 years, Gorman has been involved in two NCAA committees. He served on the Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Rules Committee from 2009-12 and on the Division III Men's Golf Committee from 2014-19, chairing the committee from 2016-18. He also served on four ECAC Tournament selection committees (men’s soccer, women’s basketball, men’s volleyball, baseball) at varied times from 2002-16.

In addition to his work in intercollegiate athletics, he has served on the sports staff for the Brockton Enterprise and the Winthrop Transcript, as well as serving as Associate Sports Editor for Stonehill's student newspaper, The Summit, from 1992-94. During that time, the paper received an award citing excellence in its sports section. In 2004 he helped to establish the William P. Gorman, Jr., Memorial Scholarship Fund, which was formed to honor his late father, who served the Town of Winthrop as an educator, leader, and mentor for nearly 35 years before succumbing to cancer in early 2004. Each year at Winthrop High School's graduation, two awards from this fund are given to graduates who have chosen to enter the field of education.

Gorman earned his Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University in 2018. He resides in his native Winthrop, Mass., with his wife, Jennifer, and daughters Hannah Katharine, who was born in 2007, and Ella Grace, who was born in 2011.

Last updated:  06/25/19