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BREAKING: Greg Metcalf Hired As Next Texas Men's Distance Coach

On Sunday evening, The Stride Report received notice (and later confirmed) that Greg Metcalf, a former coach at the University of Washington, would be hired as Texas' next men's distance coach. The hiring comes less than two weeks after former Texas coach, Pete Watson, was hired as Boston College's next Director of Track & Field and Cross Country.

After serving as an assistant coach for five years, Metcalf was promoted to a head coaching role at the University of Washington in 2002 up until the summer of 2018. However, following mistreatment allegations from former athletes, some of which were detailed in a UW Daily article in May of 2018, Metcalf and the University of Washington ultimately parted ways.

The split, according to the Seattle Times, left the Huskies' track program "divided".

During his time with the University of Washington, Metcalf proved to be an extremely effective developer of distance running talent. The former Husky coach led his 2008 women's cross country team to a national title. In 2015, both his men's and women's cross country programs finished in the top-10 of the national meet.

Metcalf was also responsible for producing top-ranked distance athletes such as Kendra Schaaf, Amy-Eloise Neale, Izaic Yorks, Maddie Meyers, Colby Gilbert, Eleanor Fulton, Baylee Mires, Katie Flood, Megan Goethals, Amy Lia, Ryan Brown, Katie Mackey and numerous others.

Now, Metcalf will enter a Texas program where their men's cross country team was ranked at TSR #18 earlier this summer.


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