In 2014-15, Steve Metcalf is in his 18th year at the University of New Hampshire, having served the athletic department in a number of different capacities over the years. As the Deputy Athletic Director, he oversees all internal operations, as well as the women’s ice hockey, men’s soccer, field hockey, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s skiing, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track & field programs, and the areas of strength & conditioning and sports medicine. Additional duties include a role as Marty Scarano’s designate for all league affiliations and NCAA Championships, as well as in the daily operation of the department.
In recent years, Metcalf has spent a significant amount of time working on various capital projects, including construction of an outdoor track & field facility and four synthetic field projects. Most recently, he focused on a complete renovation of the Paul Sweet Oval indoor track that included resurfacing and restoration of natural lighting.
Metcalf also oversees the athletic event management and all UNH-hosted conference and NCAA championships. UNH has served as the host for numerous NCAA championships in men’s and women’s ice hockey, gymnastics and skiing, including two Women’s Ice Hockey National Championships and most recently the NCAA Skiing National Championship.
At the conference level, Metcalf serves on the America East Championship Committee and recently completed a two-year term as chair. He currently serves as the chair of the NCAA National Collegiate Ski committee and previously he was a member of the NCAA Women’s Ice Hockey Committee with three years service as the chair.
While enrolled at graduate school at UNH, Metcalf was hired to assist in the writing and editing of the NCAA Certification Self-study. He has since served as Event Coordinator, Assistant Athletic Director and Associate Athletic Director before moving into his current role.
Metcalf was born in England and holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from UNH. He and his wife Diane, who is the Director of Athletic Development at the University, have two daughters, Lauren and Sienna.