Who is Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, bio, age, wife, coaching record, salary, net worth

Who is Stanford women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, bio, age, wife, coaching record, salary, net worth

Here is all you need to know about Tara VanDerveer including her age, career, bio, records, family, salary and net worth

On Sunday night, Stanford defeated the Oregon State Beavers 65-56 to secure victory number 1203, allowing coach Tara VanDerveer to finally establish herself at the top of the collegiate basketball ranks.

Who is Stanford University women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, bio, age, wife, coaching record, salary, net worth

The Cardinals (17-2, 6-1 Pac-12) overcame a poor start to make sure VanDerveer would break the mark in front of home fans despite playing without standout forward Cameron Brink, who had a knee injury in a win against Oregon on Friday.

Who is Tara VanDerveer?

Tara Ann VanDerveer is an American basketball coach who has been in charge of Stanford University’s women’s basketball team since 1985. The 70-year-old was born on June 26, 1953 in Melrose, Massachusetts, U.S. She is unmarried and single.

A look at Tara VanDerveer’s career

VanDerveer worked as a head coach at the University of Idaho in Moscow for two years after graduating from Ohio State with a master’s degree in sports administration.

For the 1980–81 campaign, VanDerveer took the helm at Ohio State once more. During her tenure, she was part of the record-breaking Carver-Hawkeye Arena game versus Iowa in February 1985, which drew 22,157 spectators; the highest crowd to watch a women’s basketball game to date.


Ohio State has become a nationally ranked team under VanDerveer’s direction by 1985, finishing seventh in the final rankings after entering the Top 20 in 1984. Due to their achievements in 1985, they were awarded a two-seed in the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament. They advanced to the Elite Eight but fell short against eventual national winner Old Dominion by a margin of four points.

Tara VanDerveer became the winningest coach in college basketball history Sunday when her Stanford Cardinal topped visiting Oregon State, 65-56. VanDerveer, 70, in her 38th season at Stanford and she now has a career mark of 1,203-267.


VanDerveer still stands atop women’s college basketball as the sport’s all-time wins leader, turning Stanford into a national power during her 43 seasons as a head coach at the Division I level and the former Indiana guard was reported to have made $2.28 million annually according to a 2016 tax filing.

She has a net worth of $10-20 million.


Tara VanDerveer’s parents

Tara VanDerveer was born to Dunbar and Rita VanDerveer. She also has a sister named Heidi VanDerveer who coached WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx and Seattle Storm, as well as Occidental College in Los Angeles. She is now managing UC San Diego.

Tara VanDerveer’s husband and children

There were a lot of rumours about her having a wife or her relationship with Amy Tucker, associate head coach for Stanford Cardinal, however, the rumours are fake. Tara doesn’t have any children and she continues to focus on her basketball life.


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