A Little All-America basketball player for VU in 1949, Bob Metcalf was described as one of the greatest competitors ever to wear a Crusader uniform, an honor student, and a very hard worker.
He coached basketball at three different Illinois high schools from 1950 until 1980, compiling a record of 426-269. Metcalf's teams won 24 of 29 tournament championships and 31 total championships.
Since 1980, Metcalf spends time in China, Mongolia, Indonesia and Sudan where he trains basketball coaches and players. He is the recipient of many awards for his coaching successes, the most recent being his induction into the National High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame.