Nate Metzger
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Greenville
Graduating Year: 1995
Experience: 1st Year
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Nate Metzger Biography
Courtesy: WSU Athletic Media Relations
Release: 07/28/2016

Nate Metzger was named assistant coach/recruiting coordinator with the Wright State baseball program in July 2016.

In 2017, the Raiders posted a 38-21 overall record and 21-9 in the Horizon League.  Ryan Weiss and Matt Morrow were named First Team All-Horizon League, while Danny Sexton, Derek Hendrixson and Seth Gray made the Second Team. Gray and Weiss made the All-Freshman Team, and Weiss was named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year.

Matt Morrow, Gabe Snyder, and Kevin Whatley were named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team.  Zach Weatherford broke the school's 30-year-old steals mark by swiping 36.  The team also broke the overall mark from the same year.

2017 marked the first time the Raiders were ranked in a national poll when the Baseball America Weekly Poll tabbed them at #25 after they took two out of three games at #10 Clemson. They also received votes in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Poll.

Serving as director of athletics and head coach at Heartland Community College from 2006-16, Metzger was a four-time NJCCA Region Coach of the Year while 121 of 135 student-athletes continued baseball and academic careers at four-year universities, 84 going to Division I programs.

Metzger will assist WSU head coach Jeff Mercer with the day to day administrative duties, coach the catchers and assist with the offense. 

Over its nine-year history, Heartland Community College baseball produced 14 All-Americans, five First Team All-Americans, 30 All-Region players, 63 All-MWAC Players, 24 Academic All-Conference selections, 11 Academic All-Americans, three straight Region 24 Tournament Most Valuable Players (2011, 2012, and 2013) and 14 Rawlings Gold Glove award winners.

Heartland baseball players also accumulated numerous Player of the Year accolades, including four Region 24 Players of the Year (2009, 2010, 2011, and 2016), four straight Mid-West Athletic Conference Pitchers of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013), three M-WAC Freshmen of the Year (2010, 2011, and 2014), and three M-WAC Players of the Year (2010, 2011, and 2016). Additionally, HCC players have left a huge imprint in the conference as they have swept the M-WAC Player, Pitcher, and Freshman of the Year awards twice (2010, 2011).

Heartland posted a 414-106 record with a .800 winning percentage and averaged 46 wins per year under Metzger, while being nationally ranked each year and reaching the NJCAA Division II World Series three times, including a third place finish in 2012 and a fourth place finish in 2013. The Hawks held a #1 national ranking in 2011, 2012, and 2013.