In July 2019, Mike Metcalf joined the inaugural staff of head coach Mike Martin, Jr., as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the 2020 season.
Metcalf, from Sarasota, Fla., comes to Florida State after 11 years in the San Francisco Giants organization – six as an area scout in Florida and the last five as a cross checker in the Southeast, encompassing Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, South Carolina and Puerto Rico. The Giants won the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series’ while Metcalf was with the organization.
Metcalf was the area scout for a pair of Giants prospects that reached the major leagues – Christian Arroyo, San Francisco’s first-round pick in 2013, made his debut in 2017; and Derek Law, the Giants ninth-round pick in 2011 who made his MLB debut in 2016. As the area supervisor, Metcalf oversaw the drafting of Heliot Ramos in 2017 and Joey Bart in 2018, two of the top three prospects in the Giants organization.
Metcalf was also the cross checker for current Giants Andrew Suarez and Aramis Garcia.
Metcalf’s prior coaching experience came at various levels throughout the state of Florida. In 2008, Metcalf was an assistant coach with Florida Southern, a Division II team in Lakeland. The Mocs were 29-21 overall and 15-8 in the Sunshine State Conference.
In 2007, Metcalf was the hitting coach and recruiting coordinator for South Florida Community College. From 2002-06, Metcalf was the head coach at Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda. Under Metcalf, five players were drafted from Charlotte. Matt LaPorta and Nate Spears both reached the Major Leagues and 28 players from Charlotte High went on to compete at the collegiate level.
Metcalf played at Manatee Community College in 1997 before transferring to West Florida, where he earned his degree in special education in 2000. Metcalf and his wife, Melissa, have two children: son Mark and daughter Megan.