Grace College graduate and former Grace College basketball coach and athletic director, Chet Kammerer, will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in March 2019. He current serves as senior advisor of basketball operations for the Miami Heat.
According to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame website, Chet Kammerer has seen success in basketball from the smallest of Indiana high schools to a member of the front office of multiple NBA World Champion squads. A 1960 graduate of 120-student Leesburg High School, his record-breaking career took off at Grace College. A 1964 graduate of Grace, he set the school and Indiana intercollegiate career scoring record of 2,504 points, along with 1,070 rebounds, earning NAIA All-American honors. As the head coach and athletic director at Grace, his teams were 173-88 from 1965-1975. He found further success at Westmont College (CA), where teams were 359-156 from 1975-1992 and the floor would later be named “Kammerer Court.” An assistant coach with the Los Angeles Lakers from 1992-1994, his NBA career has included work as a scout for Milwaukee, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington. From 2002-2018, he was vice president of player personnel for the Miami Heat, winners of the 2006, 2012, and 2013 NBA Championships. He is now senior advisor of basketball operations for the Heat. He resides in Redondo Beach, California.
The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s 58th Annual Men’s Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The day’s events will include a reception at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum in New Castle that afternoon with a banquet that evening at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.