Wichita State basketball assistant Steve Forbes will be introduced as coach at East Tennessee State on Monday, he confirmed in a text message.
Forbes spent two seasons at WSU. He has experience as a head coach for two seasons at Northwest Florida State College, where his teams went 61-6, at Barton Community College and Southwestern (Iowa) Community College. He spent five seasons as an assistant at Tennessee and two at Texas A&M.
At East Tennessee State, he replaces Murry Bartow, who was fired after 12 seasons with a 224-165 record. ETSU went 16-14 this season, 8-10 in the Southern Conference.
Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall must replace at least one assistant for the sixth straight season. Last season, Chris Jans left to take the top spot at Bowling Green.