Former University of Maine pitcher Ryan Forrest begins his second season as volunteer assistant coach with the Black Bears.
“It is great to have a former Black Bear come back and help us out,” said head coach Steve Trimper. “Ryan’s experience with the Pittsburgh Pirates has helped us out tremendously in the short time that he has been with us. His work with video analysis has been a tremendous asset.”
Forrest comes to the Black Bears after working in the Video and Advanced Scouting Department for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was responsible for assisting with and preparing advanced scouting reports and videos for the manager, coaches and players. These scouting reports were used daily by members of the staff and players.
Forrest played for the Black Bears from 2007 – 2009, where he saw action in 31 career games in relief. He finished with a 3-2 record with one save. As a sophomore, he saw action in 19 games and struck out 28 batters.
During the summer months of his collegiate career, Forrest pitched for the Chatham A’s of the Cape Cod League, along with the Danbury Westerners in the New England Collegiate Baseball League and the Laramie Colts and the Colorado Cubs of the Rocky Mountain Baseball League.
Forrest attended Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo., where he compiled a 5-0 record as a senior with four saves. He was the winning pitcher of the 5A State Semifinal game.
Forrest graduated in May 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism. He is currently pursuing his masters degree in sport management from West Virginia University.