Forbes honored as the top coach in Palm Beach County

Forbes 3It was a historic 2013 for Palm Beach State College baseball. With the leadership of head coach Kyle Forbes, the team won its first FCSAA state title since 1984 and made its first ever appearance in the NJCAA JUCO World Series.

For these efforts, Forbes was named Coach of the Year by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. He was presented the award March 23 during the commission’s Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

He was one of three finalists along with John McCormack, head baseball coach at Florida Atlantic University, and Danny Randolph, women’s golf team coach at Lynn University.

“Coach Forbes has continued to build on a value based competitive culture that has been nurtured through the years at Palm Beach State College,” said PBSC Athletic Director David Holstein. “This is especially gratifying for us in the Athletic Department that the Palm Beach County Sports Commission would recognize one of their own, a lifelong resident of this community. I am sincerely appreciative of what he brings to our students in the form of not only his coaching ability but his mentorship to the young men he leads.”

During the ceremony, Forbes thanked all his personnel and players and made special note of the support he has received from Dr. Dennis P. Gallon, PBSC president, the District Board of Trustees and administration.

This is not the first time he has been honored. He also was named FCSAA Baseball Coach of the Year and was also selected as the Diamond/ABCA Regional Coach of the Year. Forbes’ overall record as a collegiate head coach now stands at 350-255 (.578).

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