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Lance LaVetter
Position: Director of Basketball Operations
Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.
Experience: 11 Years

Lance LaVetter is in his 10th season as Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Washington. He previously served three years on Coach Lorenzo Romar's staff at Saint Louis University.

LaVetter is crucial to the day-to-day operations of the UW program and his experience in the coaching ranks is invaluable.

His responsibilties include team travel, game operations, community outreach projects, youth programs and alumni relations for the Washington men's basketball program.

The Director of the Lorenzo Romar Basketball Camps, LaVetter is an expert ball-handler and his services as a basketball camp clinician are in high demand. He has extensive experience as a summer camp director and instructor, serving as a coach at the University of San Diego camp and as the camp director of the Fat Lever/Calvin Natt Basketball Camp from 1987-91. He also coached at the Eastern Arizona (1987-92) and Lute Olson (1993-94) basketball camps.

LaVetter garnered a wealth of experience during his many years of work at both the men's and women's Division I level.

LaVetter served as an assistant coach at New Mexico State from 1995-97, helping lead the Aggies to a Big West Conference championship in 1996.

He was an assistant on the University of Portland's women's staff from 1997-99 and helped the Pilots to the 1999 WNIT.

A 1992 graduate of Northern Arizona University, LaVetter received his bachelor's degree in education, specializing in social sciences. He was a one-year letterman in basketball for the Lumberjacks.

LaVetter was a multi-sport athlete at Rincon High School in Tucson, Ariz. and graduated in 1986 after earning all-state honors in baseball and all-metro honors in basketball. He also was an honorable mention all-state selection in basketball and a letterman in football.

He continued his basketball career at Pima Community College where he earned an Associate of Arts degree in education.

Lance and his wife, Michelle, have a daughter, Delaney Morgan.

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