JGM Coach

Jim Bergen

Jim Bergen
  • Name: Jim Bergen
  • Class: 2024
  • School: Montoursville

Jim Bergan began coaching at Montoursville as an assistant coach from 1975-1986, then took over the helm from 1987-2010. In his 24 years as head coach, Bergen amassed a 206-76-2 (.725) record, and had three undefeated regular seasons (1989-91). Under Coach Bergen's guidance, the Warriors became a perennial district power. The consistency of Jim's program was not only attributable to his focus on fundamentals and attention to detail, but also the stability of his coaching staff, surrounding himself with longtime, trusted assistants: John Mazzante, Dan Wright, and Dave Meyers.

Coach Bergen won six District IV championships, qualified for 19 District IV playoffs and 4 PIAA playoffs, made it to the 2004 Eastern finals, and were the 1989 State runners up. Coach Bergen was an assistant coach for the 1995 Big 33 Football Classic, has coached the District IV All-Star game twice (1993, 2001), and was inducted into the West Branch Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 and the PSFCA Hall of Fame in 2010.