This is Forrest’s first season on the IHS coaching staff. Since graduating from Colorado College in 2012 he has coached in the northwest with his former youth club Eastside F.C., as well as Lake Washington High School, University Prep, and Friday Harbor High School.
Forrest grew up goalkeeping on Mercer Island, and started three years varsity for The Islanders. A first team all conference selection in both 2008 and 2009, Forrest was named first team all state his senior year. He helped lead his team to back to back Kingco championships, as well as a third place state tournament finishes.
Forrest attended Colorado College college and played all four years for the Tigers. He made the SCAC honor roll and was named first team all conference (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) his senior year. With ten shutouts, a .868 save percentage, and a .55 Goals against average he was voted defender of the year for the CC tigers in 2012.
Dem has been living in the Issaquah area since 1995. She has been coaching at the youth level (Recreational, select and premier) since 1996.
High School soccer is important to Dem because "it is where the girls get to play for PRIDE of their school. Where players from different clubs and levels can make magic together when they embrace those differences. Issaquah girls soccer has a rich TRADITION of being strong at every level. It is my desire to as a coach, every year, to empower my players to expand on their creativity, to take chances and to embrace the tradition and unique experiences that high school provide".
Coach Dem has been with the program since 2006. She has had one child as a student-athlete in the program. Another two kids have played for local clubs.