Written by Staff Report on January 30, 2015 | Herald-Tribune
Metcalf nominated for Coach of the Year
SARASOTA, Fla. – Long-time Sarasota High baseball coach Clyde Metcalf has been nominated as a finalist for National Coach of the Year, the National High School Athletic Coaches Association has announced.
Here is the press release sent by the NHSACA:
The National High School Athletic Coaches Association has announced that longtime Sarasota High School coach Clyde Metcalf is a finalist for the title of National Coach of the Year in the sport of boys’ baseball. Eight finalists from across the nation will be honored during the National Coach of the Year Awards Banquet to be held during the NHSACA National Convention, June 20, at the Kahler Grand Hotel in Minneapolis. The highlight of the banquet will be the naming of the National Coach of the Year in 19 sports categories.
Metcalf was selected for this national honor by the Florida High School Coaches Association. This selection is based on longevity, service to high school athletics, honors, championship years, and winning parentage. The nominees and finalists are evaluated by experts in the field of coaching using a sport-specific rubrics to assign points in each category. The National High School Athletic Coaches Association is the oldest coaches association in the nation formed by coaches, for coaches, and has been recognizing national coaches of the year since 1978.
Metcalf has been the head baseball coach at Sarasota High for more than 30 years and served as the school’s athletic director for over 16 years. He has compiled a career record of 731 wins and 173 losses. Metcalf’s teams have advanced to the Final Four 10 times, winning six state titles and finishing as runner-up three times. The Sailors have twice been named as National Champions and were the USA Team of the Decade for the 1990s.
Metcalf has received numerous coaching awards, including the National Coach of the Year Award twice and the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Lifetime Membership Award. He was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in December 2010.
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