CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Kyle Getter has been named director of recruiting/player development for the Virginia men’s basketball program, three-time National Coach of the Year Tony Bennett announced Wednesday (August 22).
Getter joins the Cavaliers after serving the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Liberty under former UVA associate head coach Ritchie McKay. The Flames went 43-29 over the past two seasons, making a pair of appearances in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT). Getter also served one season at Liberty under McKay in 2008-09, helping the Flames to a school-record 23 wins and another appearance in the CIT.
“I am truly honored for the chance to work with Coach Bennett and the rest of the staff at the University of Virginia,” Getter said. “My family and I are very blessed for the opportunity to become a part of such a prestigious institution and its great basketball tradition.”
Before coming back to Liberty, Getter spent four seasons on Mike Jones’ staff at Radford. Getter assisted the Highlanders to a two-year record of 44-25, the highest win total over any two-year period in program history.
Prior to coaching at Radford, Getter played an integral part in VCU’s success in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons, which included a remarkable run in 2011. The Rams went from the First Four to the Final Four with wins over USC, Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State and Kansas. While on Shaka Smart’s staff, the Rams posted 55 wins over two seasons, the highest total over any two-year span in program history.
“I’ve always been impressed with Kyle,” Bennett said. “He’s worked under some great head coaches, most recently Ritchie McKay, Mike Jones and Shaka Smart in the state of Virginia. Kyle has an excellent mind for the game and has been part of really successful programs. He also has good recruiting ties and connections, and I am excited for what he brings to Virginia basketball.”
Prior to his first stint at Liberty, Getter was an assistant coach at Walsh University in Ohio, where he helped the Cavaliers post a 26-5 record, win the AMC Championship and make a Sweet 16 appearance in the NAIA Division II National Tournament. The Cavaliers were ranked in the top five in the country for the majority of the 2007-2008 season.
Getter has also worked at Marshall, Wright State and Dayton. While at Dayton, the Flyers finished the season with a 24-6 record after winning the 2003 A-10 Tournament championship and finished the season ranked No. 16 in the AP Poll.
A native of Miamisburg, Ohio, Getter received his undergraduate degree in physical education from Hanover College (Ind.). While at Hanover, he served as both a student assistant and assistant men’s basketball coach from 1999-2002. He helped the team earn a three-year record of 60-18 and two HCAC championships. Before attending Hanover, Getter played two seasons at Centre College in Kentucky.
Getter and his wife, Michelle, have a son, William, and a daughter, Madelyn.