Tara VanDerveer

Class of 2002

  • Guided Stanford University to a pair of NCAA national championship titles in 1990 and 1992
  • Took a year’s sabbatical from Stanford to direct the U.S. National Team to a 52-0 worksheet in pre-Olympic competition as well as an 8-0 mark in the Olympics en route to winning the 1996 Olympic gold medal for women’s basketball in Atlanta
  • Other international experience includes leading the United States to gold medals in the 1991 World University Games and 1994 Goodwill Games and a bronze medal at the 1994 World Championships
  • Record for 22 seasons on the collegiate level stands at 548-156, including stints at the University of Idaho and Ohio State University
  • Tabbed as National Coach of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association in 1989 and as the Naismith Coach of the Year in 1990
  • Has also been recognized as Coach of the Year by both the Big Ten (1984 and 1985) and Pac-10 (1989, 1990, 1995 and 2002) conferences
  • Has won 10 Pac-10 conference titles in 15 seasons at Stanford