JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 11, 2016) – The ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday that men's basketball head coach Steve Forbes has received a contract enhancement following a successful 2015-16 season.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Richard Sander said Forbes will receive a $30,000 increase to his base salary. In his first year at ETSU, Forbes guided the Buccaneers to a 24-win season, a trip to the Southern Conference Tournament title game, and a berth in the Vegas 16 postseason event.
"Clearly our program took a huge step forward this season and Coach Forbes has certainly set a new standard for our team," Sander said. "This enhancement is our way of showing our commitment to Coach Forbes and our appreciation for what the team accomplished this past season."
Forbes said he is proud to be the head coach at ETSU and appreciates the support he and his team have received since being hired a year ago.
"I’m truly appreciative of the unwavering support I receive on a daily basis from Dr. Noland, Dr. Sander and Scott Carter," said Forbes, who was a finalist for the Joe B. Hall Award, which goes to the best first-year head coach in the nation. "We have an unbelievable working relationship and we share a common vision in regards to the future of our program. Our administrative support, coupled with our passionate and loyal fan base, makes the future of ETSU basketball very bright."
Some of the Buccaneers’ 2015-16 season highlights included:
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