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Head Coach: James "Jimmy Lee" Forbes**
 Coach Forbes is entering his third season as Head Wrestling Coach of the Bucks. He had served as the Head Assistant Coach for the previous 16 years. Coach Forbes is a Southern Connecticut State University grad, where he was a Varsity Letterman in Wrestling. He is a product of Broward County scholastic wrestling and of the Seahorse Wrestling Club. Coach Forbes was a USWF Jr. Nationals qualifier in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling. He is also a 2x Sunshine State Games Silver Medalist. With 28 years of coaching experiance as both a Head and Assistant coach, Assistant and Head coach at Boyd H Anderson HS (9 - 39 - 2), Assistant coach at DBHS, USWF Team Florida Kids Southeast Regional team, the Seahorse Wrestling Club, the Deerfield Beach Wrestling Club, and the BSO - PAL Wrestling Club (currently). He is also the Assistant Director and coach of the Deerfield Beach Wrestling Camp. Coach Forbes is a USA Wrestling Bronze Level certified coach. His overall record as a Head Coach is 32 - 66 - 2
 The BSO named Coach Forbes the Man of the Year 2007 - 2008. In August of 2011 he was honored at the Deerfield Beach BSO - PAL Center by the National Wrestling Coaches Association with an award for 25 years of service in the sport.
 Coach Forbes hopes to continue the tradition of excellence at Deerfield Beach HS.


Assistant Coach: Robert D. Burns  "HOF 07"**
 After 23 years as Head Coach, Coach Burns stepped down but remains on staff as Assistant Coach to his long time former assistant Jimmy Lee Forbes. Coach Burns lifetime coaching record was 243 - 251 - 2. He is a Penn State grad and wrestler, with over 35 years of coaching experiance. A product of Pennsylvania scholastic wrestling, Coach Burns has been the Head Coach at Clearfield Jr. HS (Penn.), Glades Central HS (Fla.), Pope John Paul HS (Fla.), DBHS, the Deerfield Beach Wrestling Club, and the BSO - PAL Wrestling Club (where he is currently the Special Advisor to wrestling operations). He is also a veteran clinician of the Lock Haven Wrestling Camps, the Messiah Wrestling camps, Neil Turner Training camps and the Camp Director of the Deerfield Beach Wrestling Camp.
 The BSO named Coach Burns the Man of the Year 2004 - 2005. On August 11, 2007 he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. In September 2007 he was named "Volunteer of the Year" at the 38th annual Florida Crime Prevention Association Awards for his work with Floridas Youth. In March of 2009 the National Wrestling Coaches Association honored Coach Burns in St. Louis, Mo. with plaques for 25 years of service and for passing 200 wins. In November of 2010 the Seahorse Open Wrestling Committee honored him with the  John Lyzott Award for coaching excellence and for "coaching all the kids". Coach Burns' leadership and inspiration will continued to be looked upon by both athletes and coaches alike.



Assistant Coach: Stu Myerson**

 Coach Myerson has been with the Deerfield staff for 18 years and is a retired teacher and coach from Long Island N.Y. with over 30 years of coaching experiance. He wrestled for Millersville University.


Assistant Coach: Noel Seow
Coach Seow comes is in his third year as a volunteer coach. He formally was an assistant at C. Flanagan HS where he coached both his sons.

Assistant Coach: Bill Trichon
Coach Trichon Came to the Bucks staff as a volunteer 18 years ago. He may no longer be with us physically but will always be with us in our hearts.

Assistant Coach: Brandon Mozley
Coach Mozley joins the staff this year after moving down from the Ohio/Pennsylvania area.
There he was a standout scholastic wrestler and then worked with several local programs there.

** Coaches have been certified through the National Youth  Sports Coaches Association




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