|Previous College:||Suffolk University '86|
MIT is fortunate to have the services of Chip Forrest, one of the most successful collegiate coaches in the New England area. Entering his eighth season, Forrest has played a big role in the Engineers recent resurgence. This season he once again will be responsible for the coaching of MIT's hitters and infielders. During his time at MIT, Forrest has turned the Engineers into one of the best offensive teams in the conference and has helped them to four consecutive appearances in the NEWMAC Tournament Semifinals (2006-09). In 2006 the club advanced to the NEWMAC Championship Game for the first time in program history and made a return appearance in 2009.
Forrest's coaching career began in 1991 as an assistant coach at Boston College. After working three seasons for the Eagles, he was named Head Coach of Stonehill College in 1994. While there, his program enjoyed great success and in 1995, Forrest was recognized as the Northeast 10 Coach of the Year.
In 1998 Forrest moved back to Division I baseball as he accepted an assistant coaching position at Harvard University. Named Hitting, Outfield Defense, and First Base Coach, Forrest quickly made his mark. During his two season with the Crimson, the baseball program captured consecutive Ivy League Championships, made two NCAA Regional Tournament appearances, and was ranked 24th in the nation for a period of time.
Forrest's coaching career has also included stops at two of the most prestigious summer baseball leagues in the country. After serving as an assistant coach with the Wareham Gatemen of the Cape League for several seasons, he was named Head Coach of the Mill City All-Americans of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in 1999. In 2000, Forrest was named NECBL Manager of the Year.
Forrest is a well-known and respected clinic educator in the New England Region and is currently an instructor for Strike One Baseball Facility in Danvers, Mass.