Vinson MetcalfAssistant Men's Basketball Coach
Finishing his 11th season with the Drovers, Vinson Metcalf has been instrumental in USAO’s rise to prominence both in the Sooner Athletic Conference and nationally.
Metcalf experienced back-to-back trips to the national tournament. The first was highlighted by the Drovers first-ever national championship in 2002.
Metcalf and the Drovers added a fourth national tournament appearance in 2007-08 after USAO upset Southern Nazarene and Rogers State on their way to the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament title game, and a fifth in the 2008-09 season.
Metcalf ’s tenure at USAO began in 1998, but after one year, he moved on for the assistant position at NCAA Division I Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., and he returned to USAO in 2001.
A standout high school player in Louisiana, Metcalf has been a college coach for 16 years. He said he “fell in love” with coaching as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee.
A native of Bossier City, La., Metcalf graduated from Airline High School, where he was a three-year starter and received All-City, All-Area and All-District honors.
Metcalf began his collegiate career at Hill Junior College in Hillboro, Texas. There he was a two-time All-Conference selection.
After his two-year stint at HJC, he briefly attended the University of Idaho before settling at OBU. While at OBU, Metcalf earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1990.
Metcalf then entered graduate school at the University of Tulsa, where he trained under coaching legends J.D. Barnett and Tubby Smith.
Metcalf ’s first coaching job was as a men’s assistant at Hill Junior College.
He and his wife, Katrina, have a daughter, Toccura, and one granddaughter, Talea.
- M.A., University of Tulsa
- B.A., Physical Education, Oklahoma Baptist University, 1990