Dave Hammer is publisher of the IntermountainHoops.com website. Dave also runs a college scouting service named Intermountain Hoops Scouting Service which is subscribed to by colleges all over the nation. He is the Utah state contact for selection to the Boys and Girls McDonald's All American High School Game. He is a regional correspondent for the HoopScooponline.com. He has earned a reputation as a tough, fair evaluator of college basketball potential. He is also the founder of the Salt Lake Metro basketball organization. The following is a bio of his basketball coaching and recruiting experience.
Dave Hammer basketball bio:
1986 - 1989: Volunteer assistant coach at University of Utah under coach Lynn Archibald. Division 1 record while at Utah 72-51 a .585 winning percentage. Won a WAC co-championship the first year and appeared in the NIT tournament the following two years.
All WAC players coached or recruited while on staff:
Manuel Hendrix, Kelvin Upshaw, Jerry Stroman, Mitch Smith, Josh Grant,
The following d-1 head coaches were on the staff at Utah during his tenure:
Doug Oliver Former Idaho State coach
Bob Burton Current Cal State Fullerton coach
Trent Johnson Current LSU coach, formerly at Nevada. Stanford
Larry Eustachy Current Southern Miss coach, formerly at Idaho, Utah State and Iowa State
where he was National Coach of the year.
Norm Parrish, Current head coach at Salt Lake Community
College was also on staff.
Biggest highlight: Playing North Carolina in the NCAA tournament that was held at Weber State. The opposing coach was Dean Smith and Utah vs. North Carolina was the national game of the night on NBC TV. North Carolina's Brad Daugherty was the no. 1 pick in the NBA draft.
Other highlights: Beating Lute Olson and Arizona twice (2-0) and Rick Pitino while at Providence. Defeating BYU at BYU before 22,000 screaming fans that hate us. Defeating BYU at home when BYU was ranked 5th in the nation.
1992 - 2000: Assistant coach at Salt Lake Community College under coach Norm Parrish. Record of 184-101 a .646 winning percentage. Salt Lake Community College won the league championship twice and the league tournament once. Point guards coached include Weber State and Indiana Pacers Eddie Gill, Utah's Travis Spivey and Weber State's Jermaine Boyette among others.
Biggest Highlight: winning league tournament and going to National NJCAA (junior college) tournament in Hutchinson, KS. Salt Lake Community College ended up ranked 5th in the nation that year.
Other highlights: Recruiting and signing many of the top Utah high school players to play for Salt Lake Community College. Developing contacts with high school and college coaches.
Overall college career: More than 250 wins and more than 150 college players coached and recruited. Coached in NCAA, NIT and NJCAA tournaments.
1992 - present: Head coach and founder of Salt Lake Metro basketball organization. Formed 17 & under team in 1995. 143 players from Salt Lake Metro have gone on to play college basketball, 62 at the d-1 level.
Biggest highlight: Helping over 400 boys to develop their game,
realize their potential, help them with their recruiting , emphasize the
importance of academic performance and developing their leadership
Other highlights: Winning Spiece Run N Slam 17 & under tournament championship at Butler University (where the movie, Hoosiers was filmed). Winning BCI tournament against Richard Jefferson. Same team won 2 national tournaments the ONLY team from Utah to ever accomplish this. First Utah team to attend Spiece RunNSlam, first Utah team to attend Kingwood Classic, first Utah team to attend Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions. Inducted into Spiece Wall of Fame. Winning 8 Utah State AAU boys championships (12 for organization).
Utah Mr. Basketball award winners that played for Salt Lake Metro:
2008 Tyler Haws
Lone Peak High 2005 Jackson Emery
Lone Peak High BYU
2003 Josh Olsen Alta High University of Utah
2002 Brody Van Brocklin Davis High Weber State
2001 Jared Jensen Fremont High BYU
1998 Tony Brown Mt. Crest High Utah State
1997 Britton Johnsen Murray High University of Utah
1996 Jeff Johnsen Murray High University of Utah
1995 Jeff Johnsen Murray High University of Utah
Utah Gatorade Players of the Year that played for Salt Lake Metro:
2008 Tyler Haws Lone Peak High 2008 Dani Peterson Skyline High BYU
2004 to present: Head coach and founder of Salt Lake Metro girl's basketball organization. 117 players from Salt Lake Metro/Utah Avalanche have gone on to play college basketball, 64 at the d-1 level.
Biggest highlight: Helping more than 100 girls in the last three years to develop their game, realize their potential, help them with their recruiting, emphasize the importance of academic performance and developing their leadership ability.
Winning two tournaments in our first year of competition compiling an
overall record of 29-11 while playing some of the west coast's best
players and teams Developing an outstanding off-season skill development
program for our players. Integrating the Utah Avalanche club
basketball program into ours to maintain a tradition of excellence.