LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - He guided the Rockachaws to the 2009 Class 4A State football championship, a team that ran off 14 wins and 1 loss behind the aerial attack of quarterback Dylan Favre.
In three seasons at St. Stanislaus, Williams posted 31 wins and 8 losses.
Forrest left for Madison Ridgeland Academy after the 2010 season and led the Patriots to 24 victories, 12 defeats and three consecutive trips to the state playoffs.
Long Beach was winless last season.
Hoping to turn that around, the Bearcats hired a coach with a winning reputation and he's ready to lead Long Beach back into the playoff hunt.
"We want to compete in games. We want to be in games and make things happen.,"said Williams. "It's a great community. Excited about being a part of it and looking forward to get these kids first in the weight room and on the field to fight for a district championship."
Forrest met with the Bearcats coaches Wednesday afternoon in the Long Beach field house. He's going to evaluate them and will compile his coaching staff. He said he's looking forward to spring football drills and he can't wait to evaluate the returning players.
"I know the talent has always been in Long Beach even when I was over at St. Stanislaus and I know just three years ago they were plays away from playing for South State. I'm excited about what they've got here, saw some guys working out today who have a lot of potential, a lot of young guys who have done well," stated Williams.
Forrest said he and his wife kept their home in Pass Christian when he moved to Madison, so he already has his home and can concentrate on rebuilding a Long Beach football program that has fallen on hard times the past two seasons.