Panama City, FL-- To basketball now and Thursday Media Day for the men's programs of the Panhandle Conference. The coaches gathering to talk about the season ahead in a relaxed setting. Jay Powell heading into his 4th season at Gulf Coast, Jake Headrick, his third at Chipola.
Northwest Florida State now has Steve Forbes as head coach, succeeding the late Bruce Stewart. Forbes coming south from Knoxville, where he was an assistant under Bruce Pearl at Tennessee.
NWF State Head Coach
"Well you know coaching's coaching, if you're coaching in front of 25 thousand people or two thousand it's still basketball. It doesn't really matter. I'm really looking forward to have the opportunity to be the head coach again and coach my own team. The transition really has been really smooth. Like I said the hardest thing has been the circumstances around the opening, with the passing of coach Stewart."
The basketball season begins the second week of November. The first conference games are in early January.