Chad Kammerer begins his 13th year with the Miami HEAT, returning as an advance scout for the 2013-14 season, after spending the previous five seasons as an assistant coach.

He previously spent six years as the HEAT’s full-time advance scout, from 2002-2008 before moving to the bench. Among his responsibilities in his role will be providing scouting reports and player evaluations to assist the HEAT coaching staff in their game preparations.

Kammerer spent five seasons as an assistant coach from 2008-2013, assisting in the areas of game planning, scouting, player development and other duties assigned by Head Coach Erik Spoelstra. He originally joined the organization on a part-time basis during the 2001-02 season and also served as an assistant coach for the HEAT’s summer league team for six years.

Prior to joining the HEAT, Kammerer served as an assistant coach at Valparaiso University, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Concordia University (CA) and the University of Mississippi.

Kammerer, the son of HEAT Vice President, Player Personnel Chet Kammerer, was born in Indiana and raised in California. He graduated from Westmont College in 1990 and later went on to earn his master’s degree at the University of Mississippi in 1993.

He and his wife Nichole reside with their two children, Natasha and Chase.