Stu Vetter, who guided the prep career of Kevin Durant and is the only coach in boys high school basketball history to guide teams at three separate schools to National Championships, is leaving Montrose Christian after 14 years, the school announced on Wednesday.
Since starting as a head coach at Flint Hill Prep in 1975, Vetter compiled a 878-113 record. In between he coached at Harker Prep and St. John's Prospect Hall. Along with Durant, Vetter coached Greivis Vasquez and other future NBA players at Montrose including Terrence Ross, Linus Kleiza, plus Dennis Scott, George Lynch and Randolph Childress at Flint Hill.
“My staff and I are very proud of what we’ve accomplished at Montrose Christian," Vetter said. "We have built a nationally recognized basketball program that not only produces and prepares great players—but also quality people. I plan to spend more time with my family and pursue other coaching and business opportunities.”
Durant and other former players reacted to the news on Twitter.
Tough to see my high school coach, Stu Vetter, resign. Great teacher of the game, a no nonsense guy and a great motivator! Great career SV!— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) May 29, 2013
Glad to say I was apart of the many dynasties Coach Stu Vetter put together over the years at Montrose! #2011 #NationalChamps— Justin Anderson (@HooNamedSimba23) May 29, 2013
During his 14 years at the Rockville program, Vetter’s teams won 87 percent of their games, 321 victories overall with over 40 Montrose players earning full college scholarships.
Current college notables that played under Vetter includes UVA guard Justin Anderson, and George Washington big men Isaiah Armwood and Kevin Larsen.