After a runner-up finish in the MAC Freedom in 2016, Izzi Metz is continuing to cultivate a winning culture in his third season as the head coach of the Colonels' Mens Basketball contingent. In the last two winters, Metz has compiled an overall record of 26-26 with a 15-13 record in Freedom Conference play.
Metz comes to Wilkes University with an abundance of coaching experience. Shortly after his athletic career at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., Metz got his first taste of coaching at the collegiate level when he served as an assistant coach at Cornell University. Following a five year stint for the Big Red, Metz returned to his alma mater to lead the Statesmen as head coach.
Metz' next coaching stop after leading the Statesmen for five seasons was at Boston College. Metz was instrumental in assisting head coach Steve Donahue in all aspects of the program as the Eagles highlighted their season with a win against then No. 1 and unbeaten Syracuse University in mid-February of the 2014 season.