A University of Michigan assistant Gymnastics coach has resigned, days after police said they found him engaged in sexual activity with a student in a car, according to Associated Press.
Scott Vetere, 39, was arrested on Monday, October 8 in the parking lot of an Ann Arbor apartment complex after police officers witnessed him and a female gymnast, 18, performing a sex act in a car, according to the police report.
University of Michigan women’s gymnastics assistant coach Scott Vetere has resigned amid allegations of indecent conduct outside an Ann Arbor apartment complex, according to a U-M spokesperson.
Vetere, 39, and an 18-year-old U-M student were each cited on Monday, October 8 around 9 A.M. with a misdemeanor charge of indecent or obscene conduct in public outside an apartment complex at 625 Hidden Valley Club Drive, according to a police report obtained by MLive.
Officers witnessed Vetere and the student engaging in sexual activity in a parked car, according to the police report.
Vetere was arraigned on Friday, October 19 on the charges and will be in court again on Wednesday, November 14.
The unidentified female gymnast was also arrested. Court records show that she is also charged with committing an indecent or obscene act in public. She is scheduled for arraignment on Monday, November 5. The Detroit Free Press decided not to immediately name the female gymnast because of Vetere’s position of power in the situation.
“Mr. Vetere was immediately suspended the day we learned about the incident (Oct. 10),” U-M athletic department spokesman Kurt Svoboda told the Free Press in an email. “He resigned from his position Oct. 15 during the disciplinary review process.”
Svoboda said that employees are barred from having romantic relationships with students.
Who Is Scott Vetere?
The 39-year-old was on the U-M gymnastic team while a student. He graduated from U-M in 2003.
While competing, Vetere was a 10-time NCAA All-American and a member of the 1999 national championship team. The Wolverines won consecutive Big Ten titles in 1999 and 2000 while he was on the team. He was the 2000 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year, a six-time Big Ten champion and three-year captain. In 2000 he was co-recipient of the U-M Male Athlete of the Year award.
Also a six-time member of the U.S. National Team, Vetere competed at the World Championship Team Trials in 1999 and was an alternate for the 2000 Olympic Trials.
Vetere was an assistant coach for Michigan’s men’s gymnastics team from 2005-2009. He also served as a member of the U.S. National Team staff from 2007-2009.