Returning to his alma mater, Chet coached the Grace College basketball team to a record of 183-100, good enough to capture the attention of a small college in Santa Barbara. In the next seventeen years, Chet Kammerer led his Westmont College basketball team to an astounding 359-156 record, averaging over 21 wins per season. He won five District 3 championships and two regular season tides – all against top NAIA competition.
An indicator of the strength of the Westmont program was its five invitations to to the National NAIA Tournament. highlighted by a number one national ranking and a Final Four appearance. That 1983-84 team finished the season at 31-4. During those years of basketball success, Athletic Director Kammerer was also leading the entire Westmont athletic program into an impressive position of strength in the NAIA. Following his successes at Westmont, he joined the ranks of professional basketball with the LA Lakers and remains at that level as Director of Scouting for the Miami Heat.
He is no stranger to accolades; he is a member of Westmont’s Hall of Fame and was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame in March 200’0. When Coach Kammerer leaves tonight, his photo will hang on the wall as a member of the S BART Hall of Fame. Chet, we are proud to be associated with you. Congratulations to you, your wife Sherill, daughters Shanda and Shariss, son Chad and your grandson.