Jerry Metcalf ‘67
The Outstanding Senior Athlete Award winner for the class of 1967, Jerry Metcalf followed in the footsteps of his brother Dick and lettered and excelled in three sports through a four-year varsity career.
Jerry had an excellent freshman season in basketball, averaging nine points and 12 rebounds per game and also had solid rookie campaigns in football and baseball. He was the leading hitter on the baseball team with a .370 average as a sophomore and hit over .315 as a junior as the team's centerfielder.
A second team all conference selection in basketball after a junior season in which he led the team in assists with 108, he was co-captain in basketball as a senior. He earned All league honors in football and basketball as a senior and was an ECAC All Star in football, establishing a career record in passing yards and touchdowns. He was MVP of the basketball and baseball teams and also captained the football team. He earned ECAC Player of the Week Awards in both football and basketball and still holds the St. Lawrence record for the longest punt with an 85-yard kick against Alfred in 1965.
Following his graduation from St. Lawrence he went into high school coaching and became one of the most successful coaches in upstate New York. He coached basketball at Carthage High School for 26 seasons, compiling a 370-159 record which includes nine Frontier League regular season titles and eight playoff championships. He is a member of the Section III Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame and earned the New York State Coaches Association Honor Award as well as several Frontier League Coach of the Year Awards. He also coached golf, football and track at Carthage in addition to teaching physical education.