Head Coach: Richard Forshee - 2nd Year
This will be Coach Forshee's first year head coaching the junior boys' basketball here at West Plains Middle School. Last year Forshee was the head 5th and 6th grade basketball coach and assistant junior high basketball coach. Coach Forshee graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and recently got married. In addition to coaching, he is the 6th grade science teacher here at the middle school.
Coach Forshee grew up in Southeast Missouri and is from Malden, MO. Prior to graduating college he attended Crowley's Ridge College for two years and played collegiate basketball while obtaining an associate degree in General Studies. Coach Forshee has played, assisted and coached with basketball for the past several years. In his free time, you will find him playing basketball, swimming, hunting and fishing. Coach Forshee loves the outdoors and leading in youth ministry.
Assistant Coach: Ryan Smith - 2nd Year
Coach Smith has been with the West Plains School District for 3 years. During his time, Coach Smith has coached high school football, junior high football, and junior high basketball. Currently, he teaches 5-8 Physical Education. Coach Smith has a family of 6, including his wife Ashlee and four children Rylee, Arya, Nash, and the newest addition Dallas.