Sarasota High School's Hall of Fame Baseball coach, Clyde Metcalf, Retires


Sarasota High School's Hall of Fame Baseball coach, Clyde Metcalf, Retires

It has been an unbelievable run, but the nationally acclaimed coaching career of the Sarasota Sailors head baseball coach has come to an end.

Sarasota High School baseball coach Clyde Metcalf announced his retirement yesterday after coaching the team he played for.

The 68-yr-old Sarasota treasure has been the head coach since taking over for his friend and mentor Eddie Howell in the early 1980's.

Metcalf ends his career with 950 victories, 2 national titles and six state titles, the first in 1987, and the most recent in 2007, which was in front of a home crowd at Ed Smith Stadium.

He was inducted into the Florida High School Activities Association Hall of Fame in 2019. 

Coach now gets to now have more time with his wife Jan, his kids, and his grandkids. 

I have been blessed to know Coach Metcalf for over 25 years... We covered his games at Sarasota High School for a few years on our AM station 1450... I was also lucky enough to call the play-by-play on those games for a number of years.

I want to thank Coach and wish him all the best in retirement.

The impact Coach Metcalf has had on his students, players and others, will be felt for decades. He is truly a community treasure.

Sarasota High School's Hall of Fame Baseball coach, Clyde Metcalf, Retires

Photo: Sarasota High School


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