Steve Forman has been named the new men’s tennis assistant coach following the promotion of Jonathan Wolff to head coach, the program announced Friday.
Forman joins the staff following a stint as a private tennis instructor, coaching top junior players Brandon Nakashima who is currently the No. 1 USTA Boys U16 player and NCAA Singles Champion Noah Rubin.
"I am excited to join the Panthers’ coaching staff this season with Jonathan Wolff,” Forman said. “Jonathan and I have been friends for over 10 years, and I have watched he and Brett Ross really build this program in the last few years. I am optimistic that we can continue to take this program to new heights and I am looking forward to getting back into competitive tennis at the college level. Most of all, I really think I will enjoy working with the athletes on the team as they seem like a great group and I will do my best to help them in any way I can"
Forman competed collegiately at Wake Forest for four years (2007-10), playing with Wolff for three years. During his time with the Demon Deacons, he earned the program’s first national title with a doubles championship win in 2008.
Forman is a three-time All-American and made the ACC Academic Team at Wake Forest, defeating two top-5 ranked opponents.
"I am excited to have long-time friend and former teammate Steve Forman join our coaching staff here at Georgia State,” Wolff said. “Steve brings a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes competing and winning at the highest levels of junior and collegiate tennis. A three-time All-American doubles player and national champion, Steve will impact our team immediately with helping our student-athletes achieve their goals and aid our program to continued success."
Forman graduated high school a semester early to join Wake Forest in the fall of 2007, finishing his junior career with a top-10 ranking. During his junior career, he was rankind No. 1 in the country by the USTA in U12, U14, and U16 play. Forman won multiple Gold, Silver, and Bronze Balls at junior national events, and earned a Gold Ball with USC standout Gabbi Desimone. He was a finalist in the Kalamazoo Boys U16 in 2005, the biggest juniors tournament in the US.
He also holds licenses in real estate and as an insurance broker.