Steve Forbes

Steve Forbes (born March 22, 1965)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Current conference: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)
East Tennessee State record: 130-43 (.751)
Wake Forest record: 31-26 (.544)
Overall record^: 161-69 (.700)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (2017)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2022)
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2019)
  • Vegas 16 Appearances:  1  (2016)
  • ACC Regular Season Champion:  0
  • SoCon Regular Season Champion:  2  (2017, 2020)
  • Panhandle (NJCAA) Regular Season Champion:  2  (2012, 2013)
  • ACC Tournament Champion:  0
  • SoCon Tournament Champion:  2  (2017, 2020)
  • NJCAA Division II National Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2012, 2013)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2020-present Wake Forest
2015-2020 East Tennessee State
2013-2015 Wichita State (asst)
2011-2013 Northwest Florida State
2006-2011 Tennessee (asst)
2004-2006 Texas A&M (asst)
2003-2004 Illinois State (asst)
2000-2003 Louisiana Tech (asst)
1998-2000 Idaho (asst)
1995-1998 Barton County CC
1993-1995 Barton County CC (asst)
1991-1993 Southwestern CC
1989-1991 Southwestern CC (asst)

Steve Forbes Facts

  • Steve Forbes
  • Born March 22, 1965
  • Hometown: Lone Tree, Iowa
  • Alma Mater: Southern Arkansas University (1988)
  • Started his coaching career at the community college level, first at Southwestern CC (IA) then at Barton County CC (KS)
  • Has spent a total of fifteen seasons as a Division I assistant coach, working on the staff of the following head coaches:
  • Spent two seasons as the head coach at Northwest Florida State JC, part of the Division I NJCAA
    • Won Panhandle Conference each season and made two runs to the NJCAA D-I national title game, losing both times
  • Hired in 2015 to be the head coach at East Tennessee State, winning the SoCon Tournament and a share of the SoCon regular season title in just his second season (2017)
  • Forbes was hired in April 2020 to be the head coach at Wake Forest, his first high-major head coaching job
  • Along with his wife, Johnetta, has one daughter and two sons

Steve Forbes Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only