2020 Alumni Service Award Recipient - Mike Metcalf ('00)
Mr. Mike Metcalf graduated from Charlotte Christian in 2000. He graduated from Appalachian State University where he also played football. Mike is married to Dara and the couple has two children.
Since college, Mr. Metcalf has made his career within NASCAR. He began in 2006 working as a pit crew member and mechanic with the Red Bull Racing Team. In 2011, he worked in a similar capacity with Michael Waltrip Racing and also became one of the team’s coaches. In 2013, he joined the Chip Ganassi Racing Team where he is currently the Head Pit Crew Coach and one of the most respected members of any pit crew across all of NASCAR.
Out of their racing experiences, Mr. Metcalf and his teammate, Shaun Peet, founded DECK Leadership in 2017, a business consulting company based in Charlotte. Through DECK, they inspire and transform the modern workplace by uncovering opportunities for diversity, efficiency, culture and kindness rooted in principles based on their pit crew experience.
In addition to helping establish the Charlotte Christian Alumni Board, Mr. Metcalf is very involved in serving in the community. He serves on the board for Daddy Saturday, a non-profit organization that equips fathers to be more intentional and engaged with their children, and for RunningWorks, Inc., an organization that uses sports to help empower individuals and families to break the cycles of abuse, abandonment, neglect, poverty and homelessness. He served as the president of the board of directors for the Charlotte Rescue Mission for two years and is an avid volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House.
When asked about the influence of Charlotte Christian on his life Mr. Metcalf shared, “the ideals of character and excellence are instilled at every level (at Charlotte Christian) - spiritually, academically and athletically. More than anything, I’m grateful to CCS for challenging me and pushing me toward being excellent in my choices and habits, allowing me to experience success at the family and professional level.”