Chris Forbes

Inducted in 1999
Coached for nearly 40 years including youth and summer league baseball
Named Head Coach at Socorro High School in 1986
By 2006, he had led Bulldogs to over 16 District Titles starting in 1988, 9 Bi-District Titles starting in 1988, 3 Regional Semi-Finals and 1 Regional Final
Through 1999, he had already earned 8 El Paso High School Coach of the Year Awards
Teams dominated District 2-5A and later newly formed District 1-5A as District Champions
Teams routinely ranked in the Top 10 in Texas from 1991 to 2009
Eighteen of his players have played professionally
Seventeen of his players have been named to Texas High School All State teams
577 Wins as a Head Coach
Field at Socorro High School is named “Chris Forbes Field” in his honor
Coached Cory Falvey who is El Paso’s only Texas State High School Baseball Player of the Year in 2009
Delivered El Paso’s first High School Baseball State Championship in 60 years winning the Class 5A title in 2009
Named Texas High School State “Coach of the Year” for 5A Classification in 2009
Inducted into the Texas High School Coaches Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013