MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Matt Forrest, who worked at Ohio Valley Conference member Murray State the past three seasons, has been hired as the running backs coach at Morehead State.
Forrest coordinated travel, assisted with on-campus recruiting and handled other administrative duties in his role as Murray State’s director of operations. The Racers ranked among the Football Championship Subdivision’s top five offenses in each of his three years.
“We’re excited about adding Matt to our coaching staff,” Head Coach Rob Tenyer said. “He played an important role at Murray State the past three years and will bring a lot to the table for us.”
Prior to his three-year operations stint at Murray State, Forrest spent the 2009-10 school year as a student assistant coach for the men’s basketball program at Huntingdon College (Ala.).
Forrest was a quarterback at Huntingdon from 2006-09. He led the Hawks to their first NCAA Division III playoff berth in 2009 and was part of the most successful senior class in school history.
Forrest played three years of high school football in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He was a quarterback and long snapper at Riverdale in 2003, before assuming the same positions at Oakland in 2004 and 2005. He was named team caption his senior year and earned multiple awards.
During college, Forrest spent three summers working in an operations role with the Double-A Montgomery (Ala.) Biscuits. He served as a clubhouse manager, clubhouse assistant and grounds crew member for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 professional baseball seasons.
“Matt’s has a unique skill set and diverse background,” Tenyer said. “I think he will give our staff a nice perspective in several different areas. He’s coached multiple sports at the collegiate level, and even had an operations role with a professional baseball organization.”
Forrest earned a bachelor’s degree in coaching education from Huntingdon in 2010.