Forgione steps down as head coach of Southington girls basketball after nine seasons

Published on Friday, 15 March 2019 22:00


SOUTHINGTON - After nine years and 120 wins, Southington girls basketball head coach Mike Forgione announced his resignation, as the former Blue Knight plans to continue his coaching career elsewhere.

Forgione confirmed his resignation last week, shortly after Southington completed the worst season of his tenure, finishing the year with a 5-15 record. The Blue Knights were plagued by injury and the departure of 1,000-point scorer Janette Wadolowski in what would be Forgione’s final season, one he said was unlike anything he had been through in his career.

It is unclear where Forgione’s next stop will be, but he leaves Southington with a 120-85 record over nine seasons, including a state quarterfinals run in 2017, where the 23rd-seeded Blue Knights took down two top-10 seeds in Ridgefield and Hall before falling to No. 2 Enfield.

The year prior, Forgione led Southington to a 20-5 record and a top-10 seed in the Class LL state tournament, but were eliminated by Greenwich in the second round. It was Forgione’s second 20-win season in four years, and part of a stretch of six straight winning campaigns.

Forgione brought his winning ways over from Farmington, where he served as head coach and led the Indians to 108 wins during his tenure from 1998-2005, before stopping in Wethersfield as an assistant coach prior to returning to his alma mater in 2010.

Forgione was an All-State winner with the Southington football team prior to his graduation in 1988, before serving as an assistant coach for the Blue Knights football team.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Southington on Friday, 15 March 2019 22:00. Updated: Friday, 15 March 2019 22:03.