Recreation & Physical Education
Recreation & Physical Education Coaching Staff
Director of Sport Clubs & Risk Management
Mike Forbes joined the Duke staff in January of 1982 and serves as the Director of Sports Clubs.
Forbes was a member of the Blue Devil coaching staff from 1982-97, serving as an assistant men’s track and field coach (1982-94) and head women’s track and field coach (1985-97).
A native of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Forbes earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1974 from Western Kentucky University, where he lettered in cross country and track and field. He then received a master’s degree in physical education from Western Kentucky in 1980.
Forbes is married to the former Valerie Sue Ray of Owensboro, Ky., and the couple has two children.