Mike Metheny has been a longtime presence at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He began there as a player then served as assistant coach. In 1981, he became head coach. He led his team to seven NAIA College World Series before they took the 2000 Division II College World Series title, the first national title in school history. He was named National Coach of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association. In 1999, he was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame. He reached 1,000 career wins in 2006 and finished at 1,324-679-3 over 37 seasons before retiring after the 2017 campaign. That spring, he had passed Joe Roberts for the most wins by a coach in NCAA Division II history (Roberts had 1,314).
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