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.
"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.