McGowan, Jim

Gwydir, Kim
February 8, 2018
Eden, John
February 8, 2018

McGowan, Jim

Jim McGowan

Induction Year: 2010

Category: Softball

Location: Bay Shore

Jim McGowan was the head coach of Bay Shore softball for more than 30 years.

He career record at the time of his induction was 609 wins with only 88 losses, for a winning percentage of .874, making him the winningest softball coach in New York State history.

Some of his teams accomplishments are: 27 playoff appearances with 23 League titles and four second place finishes, 11 Suffolk County titles, nine Long Island titles and six New York State titles (the only New York State coach to do so).

They also enjoyed the longest winning streak in Long Island history – 55 games from 1994 to 1996, with two undefeated seasons during this run – 1994 and 1995.

Jim was a two-time New York State Coach of the Year and he has coached 36 All-American players, 42 All-New York players and eight New York State Players of the Year, through the 2008 season.