Bryan Bartley has been named the new boys’ basketball coach at Montrose Christian. The school announced the hire Tuesday in a news release, bringing its two-month search to an end following the resignation of Stu Vetter in May after 14 seasons.
Bartley spent the last two years as athletic director and girls’ basketball coach at Hebron Christian Academy in Georgia. Before that, he served four years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Auburn University. Bartley, who played professionally overseas, began his coaching career at Landmark Christian School in Georgia, where he coached McDonald’s All-American Randolph Morris.
“Montrose Christian has two things that intrigued me — it’s Christian-based and then it’s the most national basketball program that I know of that had an opening,” Bartley said in a Wednesday phone interview. “Having coached at the college level, I believe we can develop kids so that they play with passion, know where their talent comes from and prepare them so when they go to college, they can hit the ground running.”