Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.)In a bit of a surprising development,
and legendary head coach Stu Vetter announced they are parting ways Wednesday morning.
Vetter has amassed a record of 321-47 in 14 seasons with the Maryland independent program and an overall record of 878-113 at four different schools dating back to 1975. His best-known pupil at Montrose was current NBA star Kevin Durant.
"My staff and I are very proud of what we've accomplished at Montrose Christian," Vetter said via press release. "We have built a nationally recognized program that not only produces and prepares great players — but also quality people."
Vetter indicates in the press release that this is not a retirement.
"I plan to spend more time with my family and pursue other coaching and business opportunities," Vetter said.
Montrose Christian won the National High School Invitational in 2011, beating storied Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
in a memorable double overtime final. The Mustangs were recognized as national champions by ESPN that season — one of three times Vetter's teams have finished the season ranked No. 1 nationally.
In addition to Durant, Vetter also coached NBA players Greivis Vasquez and Linas Kleiza at Montrose. During stops at St. John's Prospect Hall (Frederick, Md.), Harker Prep (Potomac, Md.) and Flint Hill (Oakton, Va.)
he also mentored eventual NBA players in Randolph Childress, Dennis Scott, Damien Wilkins and Serge Zwikker.
An interesting name already being tossed around as a potential replacement is current George Washington University assistant Kevin Sutton, who built Montverde Academy (Fla.)
into a national power and was once an assistant under Vetter.