CrashCourse Advisor Tara VanDerveer Inducted into Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame
Tara VanDerveer, the Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women’s Basketball, has established herself as one of the top coaches in women’s basketball history. With almost four decades of coaching under her belt and inductions to both the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2002) and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2011), VanDerveer’s work for women’s basketball has become engraved in the game. This past week, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame recognized Vanderveer as a 2019 inductee for her undeniable commitment to women’s basketball and impact she has had on the Bay Area athletic community.
VanDerveer is a four-time national coach of the year and 15-time Pac-12 Coach of the Year. She holds an impressive 1,036-242 (.811) record – the second most wins in collegiate women’s basketball history. In her 32 seasons, she has led Stanford to over 880 wins alone.
Under Coach VanDerveer’s leadership, Stanford has won two NCAA Championships, 22 Pac-12 regular-season titles, and 12 Pac-12 Tournaments. Before joining the Cardinal staff, she took Idaho to one AIAW Tournament appearance and Ohio State to a pair of NCAA Tournaments. The Big Ten named her Coach of the Year twice. VanDerveer has coached two Wade Trophy Players of the Year , two Naismith Players of the Year, and 18 Pac-12 Players of the Year. Nearly 40 of her players have been appointed to USA Basketball teams. She also coached of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team that brought home the Gold medal. Her book, Shooting From The Outside, tells the story of the 1996 Olympics and National Team experiences.
TeachAids is proud to have Coach VanDerveer as part of the CrashCourse advisory team, working together to improve the lives of youth athletes across the nation.