About Coach Vetter

 

Vetter and summer campers
Stu Vetter poses with Campers

Coach Stu Vetter has been coaching for over 40 years.  Few Coaches have ever been able to bring such a passion for the game to so many. In addition to graduating over 100 players who have become Division 1 student/athletes, eight of Coach Vetter’s players have been 1st round picks in the NBA.  And more still have continued as coaches at the High School and College level. Coach Vetter attends every camp and takes a very hands on approach, offering hours of instruction and encouragement to campers about basketball and life.

Coach Vetters Achievements Include:

  • Architect of Four Nationally Ranked Programs 
    • Montrose Christian (’99-’13) 
    • St. John’s Prospect Hall (’97-’98) 
    • Harker Prep (’91-’93) 
    • Flint Hill (’75-’90) 
  • Guided 3 Separate Teams to a National Championship 
    • Montrose Christian (’10-’11) *ESPN Rise
    • St. John’s Prospect Hall (’97-’98) *USA Today
    • Flint Hill (’86-’87) *USA Today
  • Twice Named National Coach of the Year: USA Today ( ’85-’86 & ’97-’98)
  • 35 year coaching record 878 and 113 (.886 winning percentage)
  • Inducted into the Washington Metro Basketball Hall (2012)
  • The only coach to guide four High School teams to the USA Today’s Top 10
  • Coach Vetter has had a McDonalds All-American at all four High Schools.
  • Ranked in the USA Today’ Super Top 25 at some point of the season every year (since the poll began in 1982-83 season).
  • Only coach in H.S. Basketball history to win National Championships at 3 schools 
    • Montrose Christian (’10-’11) *ESPN Rise
    • St. John’s Prospect Hall (’97-’98) *USA Today
    • Flint Hill (’86-’87) *USA Today
  • Holds the Longest Winning Streak in the Washington, D.C. Area – 59 games (’85-’88) 
  • Winning coach in famous Montrose vs. Oak Hill basketball game (March 4th, 2006).
    • Game featured in “The Great Book of Washington DC Sports List” as one of the two greatest high school games in Washington area history
    • Written by Andy Polin and Leonard Shapiro
  • Coached Over 100 Division I Players 
  • 1st Coach to have 2 McDonalds All-Americans on the same team. (Aaron Bain & George Lynch at Flint Hill)
  • Played and won the first nationally televised High School Game (vs. Pine Bluff, AR)
    • ESPN, Dec. 8th 1987
    • Commentators Dick Vital, John Sanders and Chris Fowler 
  • Won the 2011 ESPN RISE National High School Tournament

Former Vetter Players Include:

Ask Coach Coop

Counselor Jason “Coop” Conley played for Coach Vetter’s 1998 National Champion team. He was the first freshman in NCAA history to lead the country in scoring (VMI) and became a 13-year pro in Europe. Shoot Coach Coop an email with quick camp questions by filling out this short form.