Football Coaching Staff
Arick Forrest
Wide Receivers
Coach Info:
Position: Wide Receivers
Alma Mater: Ohio State
Graduating Year: 2011
Experience: 1 Year
Phone: (757) 683-7005

Arick Forrest completed his second season as wide receivers coach at ODU and his fifth season on the coaching staff.  

In his second season coaching receivers, Zach Pascal became the ODU all-time leader in career receptions and earned second-team All-C-USA honors, while Jonathan Duhart caught 48 passes, tied Pascal for a team-best nine TD catches, and earned honorable mention C-USA accolades. Travis Fulgham broke through with eight touchdown catches as the receiving group combined for 27 touchdowns.

Pascal became the first Monarch to be invited to the NFL Combine.

Forrest guided Zach Pascal to second-team All-Conference USA honors at wide receiver and helped the receiver to a 68 catch, 970 yard season with eight touchdown grabs.  The 68 catches is tied for the second most in school history.  Pascal set a school-record with 1,549 purpose yards. Sophomore Jonathan Duhart enjoyed a breakout season.  After recording just seven catches as a freshman, Duhart caught 47 passes for 636 yards and tied Pascal for a team-best eight touchdown catches.

The previous two seasons Forrest worked with the wide receivers and his first season he worked with the Monarch quarterbacks. He was responsible for breaking down film, opponent personnel and scouting reports. 

Prior to joining ODU, Forrest worked as a student coach at Ohio State for four years.  He worked with the quarterbacks and had daily responsibilities working on scouting reports, breaking down film and playbook handouts.

While with the Buckeyes, Forrest was a part of three Big Ten Championships and went to four bowl games, including the Sugar, Rose and Fiesta Bowls.

The Forrest File:

Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
High School: Bishop Watterson Catholic
College: Ohio State `11

Recruiting Areas:

Primary: Western North Carolina (Charlotte and West), Upstate SC, Atlanta (Gwinnett, Fulton, DeKalb)

Coaching History:

2015-Present: Old Dominion - Wide Receivers
2012-14: Old Dominion - GA/WR's/QB's
2008-11: Ohio State - Student Assistant/Quarterbacks

All-Conference Monarchs Under Coach Forrest:

2016: Zach Pascal - Second-Team All Conference USA
2016: Jonathan Duhart - Honorable Mention Conference USA
2015: Zach Pascal - Second-Team All Conference USA

"Coach Forrest continues to develop our wide receiver core into one of the best groups in C-USA. Our receivers combined for 170 catches for 2,488 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2016. Arick coached Zach Pascal who became the all-time leader in receptions at Old Dominion and the first player in the history of our program to be invited to the NFL combine. I am confident Coach Forrest will continue to develop this group in all areas." 
Head Coach Bobby Wilder on Coach Forrest