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Forbes Resigns as Northwest Florida State College Head Coach
 July 8, 2013

NICEVILLE, Fla. (July 8, 2013) –Coach Steven Forbes has officially resigned from his position as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Northwest Florida State College, one that he held since 2011.  

Forbes will be making his return to Division I Basketball and has accepted an assistant coaching position with Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.  While at the helm of the Northwest Florida State College Raiders, Coach Forbes garnered numerous honors and accolades.  During his two years in Niceville, Forbes had an overall record of 62-6.  He also set a single-season school record of the most Panhandle Conference wins with an 11-1 record in 2011-12.  He would go on to repeat that record in 2012-13.  Forbes also led his team to back-to-back Panhandle Conference Championships and was named Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year during his two-year tenure. 

Coach Forbes and his Raiders made consecutive appearances in the NJCAA National Tournament and were crowned NJCAA National Runners-Up both times.  He also made the record books by leading the Raiders to their winningest season in school history with 32 wins in the 2011-12 season.  During that storybook season, Forbes was named FCSAA Coach of the Year, NJCAA District 8 Coach of the Year, and directed his team to becoming FCSAA-NJCAA Region 8 Tournament Champions. 

When asked about the news, Athletic Director Ramsey Ross commented, “What Coach Forbes did in his two years as a Raider is unprecedented.  He came into a good situation, and our next coach will be stepping into a great situation.  Coach Forbes was an outstanding leader for our program, and our college will forever be indebted to him for his service.  We wish him the best of luck in his journey to Wichita State.”

The search for Forbes’s successor is already underway.

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