- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 1", Weight 194 lb.
- School University of Iowa
Forrest Twogood pitched in the minors then became a successful college basketball coach.
He was a two-sport star (baseball and basketball) at the University of Iowa. Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals, he was 2-12 with a 5.27 ERA for the 1929 Danville Veterans, walking 73 in 111 innings. In 1930 he roomed with Dizzy Dean for the St. Joseph Saints but again fared poorly (1-6, 6.75, 46 BB in 52 IP). He did not play in 1931.
He was later traded to the Cleveland Indians organization. In 1933, he was farmed to the Toledo Mud Hens after a bout of wildness in the spring. He did well with Toledo, at 10-6, and also hit .283. He was on the cusp of the majors in 1934, but could not make the team. Returned to Toledo, he faded back down to 5-10, 6.44. A sore arm led to his retirement from baseball.
While he was in the minors, he coached freshmen basketball at University of Southern California. His first stint at coaching the varsity hoops team was at University of Idaho. He also coached baseball at both Idaho and the University of San Francisco. Eventually he became a popular men's basketball coach at USC and in 2011, it was announced that he would be a member of the 2012 Class of Inductees to the University of Southern California Athletic Hall of Fame.