Gorman Joins Cross Country As Volunteer Assistant
BERKELEY-- California Cross Country head coach Bobby Lockhart announced the addition of Tim Gorman as a volunteer assistant coach on Sunday afternoon.
After eleven years as a distance athlete, this will be Gorman's first experience as a coach. "The University of California has a beautiful tradition in track and cross country," Gorman said. "I looked up to Cal athletes like Botola Asmerom, Alysia Montano, and David Torrence during my athletic career and the current coaching staff at Cal is scellent. There's no one I'd rather begin my coaching career with than Coach Johnson, Coach Lockhart and Coach Ferron."
Gorman brings with him both professional and collegiate experience in distance running. He's spent the last three years as a professional runner with the Mammoth Track Club in Mammoth Lakes. Gorman finished 12th in the 1,500 at the USATF Outdoor Championships in 2019 and in 2020 he finished eighth in the mile and ninth in the 3,000 at the USATF Indoor Championships.
Prior to his professional career, Gorman was an All-American at the University of Oregon where he earned his Master's in Business Administration in 2018. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College in 2016, where he was also captain of the cross country team and was awarded multiple All-Ivy League and All-American honors.
Gorman attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, New Jersey where he competed in track/cross country prior to his collegiate career. In his senior year the team claimed the 2011 Nike Cross Nationals title at Portland Meadows.
"This season I look forward to supporting this Cal team in any way that I can," Gorman added. "The last year and a half has been tough for collegiate athletes. If I can make this hopeful return to normal competition even slightly smoother for these athletes and coaches, I'll consider that a win."