Coach Dave Hammer
Coach Dave Hammer has spent the last sixteen years coaching and motivating others to see and reach their potential as young men or women. He has coached and trained athletes that have gone on to play Professionally Over-Seas, High Division I basketball and also had a player drafted in the second-round of the NBA draft by the Miami Heat, Justin Hamilton and in the WNBA draft, Lexi Eaton (Rydalch). Coach Hammer has worked with over 260 high school boys and girls that have gone on to play Men’s or Women’s College Basketball.
Coach Hammer has been the skill development coordinator for the SL Metro Club basketball program the past twelve years. During this time, Hammer has been able to work with many players from around the United States and traveled all over the U.S.. In the process has developed and maintained long lasting relationships with players and parents while helping these tremendous athletes reach their goals.
While coaching with SL Metro, Hammer spent three years 2008-2011 as the Lead Assistant for the Westminster Griffins Women’s Basketball team. All three years Westminster won the Frontier Conference regular season and went to the NAIA National Tournament finishing in the Elite 8 in 2011. Hammer coached seven NAIA All-Americans, two Frontier Conference Players of the Year, one Defensive Player of the Year and 16 NAIA National Scholar Athletes. Prior to Hammer's arrival, Westminster had not placed higher than third in the Frontier Conference.
In 2011-2012 Hammer was the Assistant for USU – College of Eastern Utah Men’s Basketball program. He coached NJCAA Honorable-Mention All-American, Chase Flint and Region 18’s leading scorer, Dashaun Wiggins.
Hammer played high school basketball at East High School in Salt Lake City, UT under former Lousiana Tech University Head Coach, Kerry Rupp. He was a part of two teams that lost in the Utah 4A state championship in 1996 and 97 and was Team-Captain his senior year in 1998.
Coach Hammer then went on to the Salt Lake Community College where he received the team’s academic achievement award and was an Academic All-American in 2000. Hammer then went on to attend and play basketball for Menlo College. Hammer graduated from Menlo with a B.S. in Business and Sport Management and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 3.87 GPA.
Coach Hammer has a beautiful wife, daughter and step-son and currently resides in Bountiful, Utah.