W. J. Forbes

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W. J. Forbes
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Forbes pictured in Ariel 1898, Vermont yearbook
Biographical details
Born(1874-08-24)August 24, 1874
Shoreham, Vermont
DiedJune 18, 1900(1900-06-18) (aged 25)
Fort Collins, Colorado
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1899Colorado Agricultural
Head coaching record
Overall1–2–1 (football)
9–7 (baseball)

William James Forbes (August 24, 1874 – June 18, 1900) was an American football and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Colorado Agricultural College—now known as Colorado State University—for one season, in 1899, compiling a record of 1–2–1. Forbes was also the head baseball coach at the University of Vermont for one season, in 1898, tallying a mark of 9–7. A native of Shoreham, Vermont, he died in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1900.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Colorado Agricultural Aggies (Colorado Football Association) (1899)
1899 Colorado Agricultural 1–2–1
Colorado Agricultural: 1–2–1
Total: 1–2–1


  1. ^ Goodrich, John Ellsworth (11 April 2018). "General catalogue of the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Burlington, Vermont, 1791-1900". Burlington, Vt., Free Press Assoc. – via Internet Archive.