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Shelby R. Metcalf, Jr
Birth: Dec. 23, 1930
Death: Feb. 8, 2007
College Station
Brazos County
Texas, USA

Basketball Coach. He was the winningest coach in Southwestern Conference History, compiling 438 wins while losing 306 games during his 27 season career at Texas A and M University. The Aggies won six league championships under his leadership (1964, 1969, 1975, 1976, 1980 and 1986) and two of his teams advanced to the NCAA basketball tournaments "Sweet Sixteen" round. As an All-American college player he helped East Texas State to a NAIA national championship in 1955. After a stint in the Air Force he was hired by his former college coach as an assistant at Texas A and M. In 1963 he became the Aggies head coach. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native immediately brought new excitement to the school, known mostly for its football program, by winning the Aggies first basketball league championship in forty-one years. The arena where his teams played their home games became known as ‘The Holler House" because of the boisterous crowds that gathered to see his teams play. The coach was also a media favorite known for his quick wit, pithy quotes and humorous story-telling. Even though he was the winningest coach in school and league history he was unceremoniously relieved of his coaching duties during the 1989 -1990 basketball season. Though hurt by the firing he remained loyal to the university and in 2005 the coach was honored when the "Shelby Metcalf Classic" was created in his honor. A member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Coach Metcalf died in College Station, Texas. (bio by: Bigwoo) 
 
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  Janis J. Metcalf (1933 - 2014)*
 
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Burial:
Bryan City Cemetery
Bryan
Brazos County
Texas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 30.60192, -96.36829
 
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Originally Created by: Bigwoo
Record added: Feb 10, 2007
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