Assistant women’s gymnastics coach resigns after charge of obscene conduct with gymnast

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 7:23pm

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Scott Vetere resigned as assistant coach of the Michigan women’s gymnastics team Oct. 15 following a misdemeanor charge for alleged indecent or obscene conduct in public, as indicated by a case report obtained through the Michigan Courts website.

Vetere, 39, was charged on Oct. 8 after officers found Vetere and an 18-year-old gymnast engaged in sexual activity in a parked car outside of an apartment complex at 625 Hidden Valley Club Drive, as reported by MLive. Vetere was arraigned Friday, Oct. 19 in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court, and his pre-trial is scheduled for Nov. 14. The student’s arraignment is scheduled for Nov. 5.

The Daily confirmed Vetere’s resignation Tuesday evening. Associate athletic director Kurt Svoboda offered the following statement:

“We learned about an incident with Mr. Vetere on Oct. 10 and suspended him that day. He resigned from his position on Oct. 15 during our disciplinary review process.”

Svoboda said he “can not comment” on the identity of the 18-year-old student.

Vetere did not respond to a request for comment at the time of publication.

Vetere was hired as an assistant coach in 2017 and was a former gymnast at Michigan, graduating in 2003. A 10-time NCAA All-American, he was a member of the 1999 team that won the national championship and served as an assistant coach for the men’s team for five seasons, from 2005-09.

Previously, Vetere worked with the women’s team at its summer camps for six years prior to his hiring.

Ethan Sears and Max Marcovitch also contributed to the reporting of this story.

This is a developing story. Check back at michigandaily.com for more details.

The identity of the student has been withheld from this story due to the position of power Vetere maintains in the situation.