Niceville, FL--There's big news out of Niceville concerning the men's basketball program at Northwest Florida State. The Raiders finalizing a deal Tuesday to make Steve Forbes their next head coach.
Forbes comes from an applicant field of 70, which was narrowed to four who came in for face to face interviews, interim coach Joe Richardson one of the other three in that group.
Forbes has plenty of experience, most recently as an assistant under recently deposed Tennessee head coach Bruce Pearl. He also spent time as an assistant at Texas A and M.
He's also been a head coach on the Juco level at Barton Kansas and Southwestern Iowa.
You may recall Richardson took over on an interim basis at the the start of last season when then coach Bruce Stewart was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Stewart officially resigned the post in early March.