Starting his second season at Fordham, Mike Forsythe returns as the Rams' pitching coach in 2010.
Forsythe had an immediate impact on the staff in 2009, as Ram pitchers cut over half a run off the team ERA from 2008, while posting the lowest opponent batting average in five years.
Forsythe brings over 47 years of fastpitch softball experience to Rose Hill. Most recently, he served as pitching coach for the Akron Racers of the Women's National Pro Fastpitch League.
Prior to Akron, Forsythe served as a pitching coach at both the collegiate and high school levels. His experience on the collegiate level includes stints as the pitching coach at Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, and Southwest Michigan College.
In addition to coaching, he has been the lead softball instructor at Integrated Sports Training in Norwalk, Connecticut, giving lessons to a variety of age groups, while also being a featured pitching instructor at clinics and camps throughout the East Coast and Midwest.
Forsythe attended Elmhurst College from 1973 until 1977, where he majored in Business and minored in Secondary Education.