|Adam Forester, BHS Class of 2003
Head Boys and Girls Track Coach
Assistant Head Football Coach (Defensive Line, Technology Coordinator)
6721 NW 42nd Street
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
|Adam Forester, a 2003 graduate of Bethany High School, is currently in his second stint in the Bethany Athletic Department. Coach Forester has coached at Bethany for a total of ten years and in that time he's been a part of three State Semi-Final Football Teams (2010, 2017 & 2018) and a state finals appearance in 2018. He also has helped lead a resurgence in the Track & Field programs at BHS. Coach Forester's first stint coaching the Bronchos was from 2008-2014 where he was an Assistant Football Coach and Head Girls Track & Field Coach before leaving coaching for two years and working in the online education and technology sector. He returned to Bethany as in the fall of 2017 to help launch the BPS STEM program and return as the Head Boys Track & Field Coach. In the spring of 2019, after the retirement of Teresa Johnston, Forester added the title of Head Girls Track & Field Coach again.
On the football field Coach Forester works as the Assistant Head Football Coach as well as serving as the defensive line coach. He was an integral part of State Semi-Final Football Appearances in both 2010 and 2017 as well as the State Runner Up Finish in the Fall of 2018. He is has coached numerous defensive linemen to All State and All Star status over his time as the Defensive Line Coach for the Bronchos.
During his first stint at Bethany Forester helped lead a resurgence in the track and field program as participation grew to its highest levels ever and success on the track started as well. Forester is known for his knowledge of the throwing events and in his six years as a track coach prior to leaving Bethany he coached three different throwers to state championships in the shot put and discus. He also laid the foundation for the best two seasons of girls track in Bethany history in 2016 and 2017 as well as playing an important role in the boys team finishing in the top five at the state meet in 2012 and 2014 as well as winning regional championships those years.
Away from athletics Coach Forester is also known as a great teacher who is a true innovator in how he integrates technology into his classes. This was evident in 2015 as he was named the Bethany Schools District Teacher of the Year and then went on to receive the great honor of being an Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year Finalist (Top 12). He was also given the University of Oklahoma Young Educator Award in 2015.
When he isn't teaching or coaching Forester enjoys spending time with his family and doing home improvement projects. Forester is also known around the Bethany community for being the son of long time Bethany Track & Field & Football Coach Ed Forester. Coach Forester and his wife Kristen have two children; a son, Evan (4) and a daughter, Harper (2).