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After 14 years of leading one of the top boys basketball programs in the country, Montrose Christian School coach Stu Vetter resigned on Wednesday, the Rockville private school announced in a press release.

Vetter confirmed the announcement when reached by phone and said he wanted to wait until after graduation, which was Friday, to make the announcement public.

“This was just the right time, that's all I'm going to say about that,” Vetter said. “I'm looking forward to other coaching opportunities, other camp opportunities, other business opportunities. I'm not retiring. I want to spend more time with my family and I'm really looking forward to traveling around and visiting a lot of my former players.”

In 14 years at the school, Vetter coached Montrose to 321 wins and the 2011 National High School Invitational national championship. In 2012, he was inducted into the Washington Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame.

Vetter said he still plans on running camps this summer.

Alumni include Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Greivis Vasquez (New Orleans Pelicans) and Linas Kleiza (Toronto Raptors). Many more have followed Vetter into the coaching ranks.

“I have a lot of guys that are coaching now,” Vetter said. “I wanted the opportunity to visit these guys, share ideas and I haven't had the opportunity to do that while I'm coaching.”

cstevens@gazette.net