Metcalf begins treatment for 3rd bout with cancer

Metcalf begins treatment for 3rd bout with cancer

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Metcalf begins treatment for 3rd bout with cancer

Longtime Asheville High assistant football coach Charlie Metcalf (wearing the maroon cap) began treatment for his third bout with cancer earlier this week in Houston.

Longtime Asheville High assistant football coach Charlie Metcalf (wearing the maroon cap) began treatment for his third bout with cancer earlier this week in Houston.

“The Governor” is in good hands in Houston.

Veteran Asheville High assistant football coach Charlie Metcalf and his family flew out to a Texas hospital this week to begin treatment for Metcalf’s third bout with cancer since 2013.

Past and present Cougars coaches have nicknamed Metcalf “The Governor” since he knows so many people everywhere they go.

Metcalf, 63, has previously gotten radiation both locally, and at Duke University since his original diagnosis with Stage III non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He had to be screened, and then selected to take part in the MD Anderson Cancer Center’s program. Metcalf will have T-cells removed on Thursday and they will be genetically-altered to fight cancer.

Metcalf has three different job titles in his 13th season with the Cougars (3-4, 1-1) – assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

A GoFundMe page set up to help the Metcalf family with expenses in traveling back and forth between North Carolina and Houston has raised nearly $12,000.

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