Keith Forsyth is a retired high school teacher and coach from rural Manitoba, and is covering the Winnipeg Jets for The Hockey Writers. He spent 31 years in the education system, working with kids in the classroom and on the playing field where he established a number of lasting relationships. He spent his youth playing baseball and hockey with the latter being his favourite. He played junior and university hockey in the mid-eighties and then took to coaching, where he spent the past 26 years coaching basketball and baseball at the high school level. He has two successful daughters who have spread their wings in other parts of Canada, and has been married to his high school sweetheart since 1990.