Bob Vetter, a Hall of famous baseball coach at Palomar College and before that at United States International University (USIU), died Saturday, Jan 22, 2022.
Bob Vetter was also the former Chair of Kinesiology and Health Department at Palomar College.
Bob Vetter, who compiled a 542-393 record with eight conference championships in 24 years as Palomar’s head coach, guided the Comets to second in the California State Tournament in his final season of 2005.
Bob Vetter, who was inducted into the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007 had a 646-477-7 record as a college head coach.
Bob Vetter’s teams at Palomar won five Pacific Coast Conference titles in his last eight seasons as the Comets’ head coach.
As a player, Bob Vetter was the starting center fielder on the 1973 Cal Western team that won the NAIA World Series.
Bob Vetter returned to his alma mater (which had been renamed United States International University) as the youngest college head coach in the nation and, after a highly-successful run with the Gulls, spent the 1982 season as an assistant at Palomar under Jim Clayton.
Bob Vetter was named Palomar’s head coach prior to the 1983 season.
Bob Vetter died on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 after a short illness.