VanDerveer gets long-term deal with Stanford
Stanford, CA (Sports Network) - Stanford University has announced a long-term agreement with Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer.
The school made the announcement Wednesday evening, but gave no other details.
The 60-year-old VanDerveer, who was enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 2011, has won a pair of NCAA championships with the Cardinal in 1990 and 1992.
She's been the coach at Stanford since the 1985-86 season and has reached ten Final Fours. Her run of five straight Final Four appearances was stopped this past season when Stanford was upset by Georgia in the Sweet 16..
VanDerveer's record is an astonishing 742-152 during her time at Stanford. Overall, she is 894-203, having started her head coaching career at Idaho (1978-80) and then going to Ohio State (1980-85).
"Simply put, Tara VanDerveer is one of the great educators in the game of basketball," said athletics director Bernard Muir. "Beyond the game, Tara means so much to Stanford and we take great pleasure in knowing that she will positively impact our student-athletes for years to come."
She stepped away from the Stanford program in 1995-96 to lead the U.S. national team at the 1996 Olympics.
VanDerveer has led the Cardinal to 25 straight NCAA Tournament appearances. The Cardinal's 33-3 overall record this past season marked the program's sixth straight 30-win season and seventh consecutive Pac-12 regular season and tourney title.
"I have been extremely fortunate to work with an incredible staff as well as the brightest and most motivated student-athletes here at Stanford for nearly 30 years, and I look forward to the privilege of many more," said VanDerveer. "It is to them and to athletic director Bernard Muir that I say thank you for the opportunity to continue leading the Stanford women's basketball program into its bright future."
07/17 21:44:57 ET