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Jozsef Forman

Jozsef  Forman

Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Semmelweis, 1988

Assistant coach Jozsef Forman joins head coach Brian Hosfeld's coaching staff all the way from Hungary, where he has coached for over 10 years.

Forman served as head coach for the Hungarian Women's Junior National Team for two years (1992-93) before taking the reins of the Hungarian Women's Senior National Team for four more years (1994, 1996-98). His Junior National Team finished fifth at the Women's Junior World Championships in 1993 after coming in 10th in 1992.

Four years later, he took the Senior National Team to a first-place finish at the 1997 Canada Cup. It was that same summer that Forman and Hosfeld first met, when Hosfeld was serving as head coach for the USA National Team headed to the World University Games.

Forman began his coaching career in 1989, leading the VASAS Sport Club. He led the team as head coach in 1990 as the club won the Hungarian Cup, then served as an assistant coach under Sun De Lee, the famous Chinese head coach, as the squad again won the Hungarian Cup. Forman's club also was named Junior and Youth Champion in 1991.

From there, Forman moved to Semmelweis University in Budapest, where he spent two seasons as head coach (1991-1993). His teams finished eighth at the Hungarian Championship in 1992 and seventh in 1993.

Forman returned to club coaching for one season (1993-94) with the TUNGSRAM Sport Club, finishing second at the 1994 Hungarian Championship. He moved to the BSE Club in 1996, where he spent three years (1996-99). His squads finished third at the Hungarian Championship in his first season (1997), then placed second in 1998 and 1999. The team also finished second in the 1999 Hungarian Cup.

In 1999, Forman established the NRK-NYIREGYHAZA Club, where he served as head coach and general manager. The team won the Central European Cup in 2000 and staked its place as the top club in the country by winning the Hungarian Championship and the Hungarian Cup three years running (2000, 2001, 2002).

Forman has been named the top women's volleyball coach in Hungary three times (1993, 2000, 2001), and his NRK-NYIREGYHAZA Club remains the reigning national champion.

Aside from coaching, Forman spent eight years as an assistant professor in physical education and sport sciences at Semmelweis University. Before beginning his coaching career, Forman played 10 years with the U. Dozsa sport club (1978-83) and the Hungarian University of Physical Education team (1984-88).

Forman is married and lives in Waco with his wife, Agnes, and two sons, Peter (9) and Adam (6).

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