Stanford's six-game, 11-day tour of Spain came to an end on Wednesday night, as the Cardinal arrived at SFO just before midnight after flying all day from Barcelona.
Jeff LaMere starts his fifth season at Stanford, serving as the program's Assistant Athletic Director/Director of Operations.
LaMere's responsibilities include game scheduling, facilities scheduling, travel, budgets and the summer basketball camp. He is also responsible for the coordination of scouting video, capital projects and assisting the coaches in day-to-day operations.
LaMere previously served as an assistant coach at VCU for four seasons (2003-06), helping the Rams achieve their first back-to-back postseason appearances in 20 years. His duties with the Rams included game preparation, recruiting, working with the team's perimeter players and monitoring academic progress.
Prior to arriving at Stanford, LaMere focused on scouting and conducting basketball camps and clinics internationally, including throughout Europe and in Africa. He spent the summers of 2006 and 2008 scouting the U-18 and U-20 European Championships.
A 1994 graduate of Duke, LaMere spent six years at his alma mater before arriving at VCU. After serving one year as Duke's administrative assistant, LaMere was promoted to Director of Basketball Operations. In this capacity, he coordinated scouting, game breakdowns and video (including game preparation, game analysis, individual player development, and advanced scouting reports). He also served as the director of the annual Coach K Basketball Camp and coordinator of Duke's annual fall coaching clinic.
During his time at Duke, the Blue Devils compiled a record of 188-28, won five regular season ACC titles and four ACC Tournament championships, participated in two Final Fours and captured the national championship in 2001.
Prior to his tenure at Duke, LaMere worked as an assistant coach at Delaware under Mike Brey during the 1995-96 campaign.
LaMere graduated from Duke in three and a half years with degrees in history and public policy sciences, and spent three years as a student manager with the Blue Devils.
In addition, he received a Master of Science with a Concentration in Sports Leadership from VCU (School of Education) in 2005.
LaMere is a native of El Dorado Hills, Calif. He and his wife, Megan, have a son, Dylan.