Travis Ford Hires Phil Forte as Grad Assistant at SLU

Written by Thomas Fleming

Former Oklahoma State head coach Travis Ford has hired former OSU guard Phil Forte as a graduate assistant at St. Louis University.

The St. Louis Billikens finished 11-21 in Ford’s first season, but with four-star guard Jordan Goodwin coming in as a freshman and another four-star guard Carte’Are Gordon committed for next season, the Billikens could compete at the top of the Atlantic 10 Conference in the future.

Forte left Oklahoma State as the school’s career leader in made three-point shots and shot 48 percent from three in Big 12 play last season. He had 24 20-point games in his four-year career, and he finishes as the Cowboys’ sixth-leading all-time scorer.