HoopDirt.com was the first to report that Jeromy Yetter was hired as an assistant at Navy last week. The official announcement was made today. Yetter replaces former assistant coach Aaron Goodman, who was recently named head coach at Division III Washington College (Md.).
“We are extremely fortunate to have Jeromy join our basketball staff,” said DeChellis. “He has a great deal of experience at every level of basketball with the most recent being at Navy’s prep school program. Jeromy has a great understanding of the Academy and our program and he knows the types of student-athletes we need to recruit. I welcome Jeromy and Jessica to our Navy basketball program.”
“I am excited and honored about joining the Navy basketball program and being a part of the United States Naval Academy,” said Yetter. “I would like to thank Coach DeChellis for this opportunity and I am looking forward to working with him to continue to build this program to a championship level. Having already worked with a lot of the players at the prep school, it’s a great opportunity to continue to work with a great group of young men. The United States Naval Academy, Navy basketball, and the city of Annapolis are very special places and my wife and I are so happy to become a part of this community.”
Yetter arrives at Navy after three successful seasons as the head coach at the Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, R.I. Yetter led a revitalization of the NAPS basketball program and several of Navy’s rising juniors and sophomores, as well as a number of incoming plebes played under Yetter at NAPS.
Yetter also served as the head coach of the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg, a Division III school just southeast of Pittsburgh. Yetter was the head coach of Pitt-Greensburg for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons and also served as Assistant Director of Athletics.
Prior to the head job at Pitt-Greensburg, Yetter served as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Washington & Jefferson (2007-08), Tusculum (2005-07) and Slippery Rock (2004-05).
Yetter graduated from Lock Haven University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in education. As the team captain of the men’s basketball team, he helped the program to an appearance in the PSAC Tournament and was named a PSAC Scholar-Athlete in 2003.
Yetter also owns a master’s degree in education from Lock Haven.
He and his wife, Jessica, reside in Annapolis.
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