Lawrence (Butch) Metcalf

Lawrence Butch Metcalf's athletic achievements at Garland High School and the University of Oklahoma are recognized by his selection for induction into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame. Butch was a three-year letterman in football, basketball, and track and field at Garland in the 1950s and early 1960s. In football he served as co-captain of the 1960 Owls, the first Garland team to win the district championship in Class 4A, the top University Interscholastic League classification. Metcalf started as offensive tackle and defensive end, and his play earned him all-district, all-metroplex, and all-state recognition his senior year. He also was selected to play in the Wig-Wam Wisemen All-American Game in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, pitting the top Texas high school players against the best players in Florida. His agility was utilized in his play for a bi-district championship Owl basketball team, and he qualified for the state track and field meet his senior year in the shot put and the discus throw. Metcalf received an athletic scholarship to the University of Oklahoma, where he lettered three years as a Sooner lineman. As a senior in 1964 he was selected All-Big Eight offensive tackle. As the Sooner field goal kicker, he booted 20 of 25 extra point attempts as a sophomore in 1962 and was the Oklahoma field goal threat as a senior. Metcalf began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Oklahoma, then became an assistant at the USAF Academy Prep School, the offensive line coach at the USAF Academy, and the offensive coordinator at the University of Texas at El Paso. In 1974 he became the offensive line coach at Arizona State University, where he helped coach the Sun Devils to an undefeated season and the number two ranking in the country. In 1977 he entered the insurance business in Tempe, Arizona. Metcalf has two adult children, a son, Drew Metcalf and a daughter, Shannan Metcalf.