Coach Gourley’s 30-year career began in 1984 when he joined the staff at Grain Valley as an assistant football and track coach. The following year Jeff took over the head coaching position for three years at Sherwood High School. From 1988-1994 Coach Gourley led Southwest High School.
He arrived in Belton as an assistant in 1995 and then became the head coach in 2000. His 2003 team were semi-finalists and his 2007 squad would finish as state runner-ups. Following his stint at Belton Jeff led the Olathe South Falcons from 2008-2015 earning a state championship in 2011.
Coach Gourley’s teams made the playoffs 8 times, earned 8 district championship titles, 2 conference titles, 1 state-runner up and one state championship. In addition to successful runs on both sides of the state line, Coach Gourley supported the GKCFCA by serving as a charter member of the Board of Directors from 1991-2000.