I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted but with a new era of ETSU basketball starting I thought now would be as good as time as ever to welcome coach Steve Forbes to East Tennessee State. I for one am very excited about coach Forbes starting. Three weeks ago when the search began for a new basketball coach I heard Steve Forbes name as one of the possible candidates, after reading up on what he has accomplished in his coaching career I knew this is who I wanted as our coach.
Coach Forbes comes to us from Wichita State where he was an assistant under Gregg Marshall. During his time at Wichita State the Shockers went 65-6 and received a #1 seed in the 2014 NCAA tournament.
Before coming to Wichita State Forbes was the head coach at Northwest Florida State where in two seasons he went 61-6.
Forbes also spent five years at the University of Tennessee as an assistant under Bruce Pearl. During his time there the Vols made 5 NCAA tournament appearances, including three sweet sixteens and their first ever elite 8 appearance.
Additionally, Forbes served as an assistant at Texas A&M, Illinois State, Louisiana Tech and Idaho.
Had a great day meeting with each one of our players about the future of ETSU basketball. The future is bright!! #BUCS
— Steve Forbes (@ForbesETSUhoops) April 2, 2015
In case you missed it, below is the full press conference.