Mark Forward – Head Coach
Mark Forward has been the head coach of the MSVU Women’s Basketball team since 2009.
Prior to coaching the women’s team Mark was the assistant coach of the Men’s Basketball team from 2001-2010 and 1993-1995, and the Head Coach of the Men’s Daltech Basketball team from 1995-2000. Mark is certified with the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) in both Learn to Train and Trained to Train and is currently trained in the Train to Compete level.
Mark has been recognized with several honors, including Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Coach of the Year in 1995-96, 1999-2000, 2009-10, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19 and was named CCAA Women’s Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season. As an assistant with the MSVU Men’s basketball program he was part of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) bronze medal team in 1993 and silver in 2010. As Head Coach of the Women’s program he has guided his teams to an ACAA gold in 2009-10, 2018-19, 2019-20, 2021-22 and ACAA silver in 2010-11, 2012-13, 2016-17 & 2017-18, a CCAA silver medal in 2009-10 and a 4th place finish in 2018. As a player, he played for MSVU from 1989-1992 and achieved 2 ACAA titles, earned a CCAA All Canadian and 3 ACAA All Star awards. Currently Mark resides in Bedford with his wife, Deanne MacLeod and three boys, Jack, Nathan and Kadyn.