Saturday, August 13 2022

2-2-22, Scott Forbes, Baseball Coach, UNC

Our Guest Speaker for this meeting will be Scott Forbes, Head Baseball Coach at UNC. Forbes is entering his second season as the head baseball coach and his 25th season as a college coach and his 21st on the Tar Heel coaching staff. He previously served as Associate Head Coach, Batting Coach, Pitching Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.

During his first year at the helm of the program, Forbes guided the Tar Heels to their fourth consecutive NCAA Regional appearance. UNC finished the season with a final record of 28-27 against one of the nation’s toughest schedules with one of its youngest teams. Pitcher Austin Love earned Fist Team All-ACC and ABCA All-Atlantic Region honors, while outfielder Justice Thompson received second-team all-conference accolades under Forbes’ tutelage. He helped Love, Thompson and Caleb Roberts develop into 2021 Major League Baseball Draft picks.

Forbes has a record of 1,008-431 in 24 seasons in the dugout. Collegiate Baseball named him the National Pitching Coach of the Year in 2008, and Baseball America named him one of the country’s top assistant coaches in 2018.

The Sanford, NC, native began his coaching career with former UNC Head Coach Mike Fox in 1998 at NC Wesleyan and followed Fox to Chapel Hill in 1999. He served as an assistant coach fat Carolina or four years (1999-2002) before a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Winthrop (2003-05). He returned to UNC in 2006 as pitching coach, a position he held for 11 seasons (2006-16) before taking over as hitting coach in 2017.

 

Mark Your Calendar – All Meetings at Croasdaile Country Club

2/16/22 – Mike Elko, Head Football Coach, Duke
3/2/22 – Special guest speaker to be announced
3/16/22 – Dave Odom, College Basketball Guru


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