Marcus Forbes named West Coast Elite Girls Director

Marcus Forbes named West Coast Elite Girls Director

August 8, 2022

Marcus Forbes is a coach, trainer, educator, and mentor from Folsom, Ca. He was a 3-year varsity basketball player for Sacramento High School and Ponderosa High School before attending Occidental College in Los Angeles, where he studied Philosophy and Education. Marcus spent his time in college coaching both boys and girls travel basketball, while teaching English and History in inner city Los Angeles, and working as a research assistant for his professor.
After his time at Occidental, he was accepted into a graduate program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, where he studied social entrepreneurship and focused on educational enrichment and personal development within the context of sport and extracurricular programming.
Upon returning home, Marcus launched his Forbes Sports & Education nonprofit, which uses sports as a vehicle for youth empowerment by providing academic support, college prep, mentorship workshops, and a variety of online educational services to youth athletes. Marcus started his Team Forbes girls AAU program as an extension of his nonprofit, and has spent the last 5 years primarily focused on growing girls basketball.

Marcus is now the Director of Girls Basketball for West Coast Elite, and wants to use the Under Armour platform to connect high-level players from different regions, while creating networks of support and development within the program. 


West Coast Elite Girls Director – Coach Forbes:

“I am excited and grateful to join such an incredible group of people at West Coast Elite and 3Step Sports to produce an entirely new girls basketball experience on the west coast. I am determined to expand the influence of our brand, cultivate national talent, and foster an environment of growth and learning through our teams, camps, and tournaments. The future starts now! Special thanks to Ryan Silver and Greg Kristof for seeing the potential in me.”

West Coast Elite Founder/CEO –  Ryan Silver on Forbes:

“Coach Marcus Forbes is a star in Women’s Basketball. He is amazing with the players and does a great job of Coaching and teaching. We are very excited to have him leading our rapidly growing West Coast Elite girls platform of events and teams. Coach Forbes will continue to help us change lives.”