Tara VanDerveer: Stanford’s Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach has received a new long-term contract.
The coach said Wednesday she signed a new deal without offering specifics, and the school is not announcing the number of additional years on the contract — only saying it is a long-term pact. VanDerveer had two years remaining on her previous contract, through the 2014-15 season.
The Cardinal missed reaching a sixth straight Final Four in VanDerveer’s 27th season at Stanford and 34th overall as a Division I head coach. They lost in the NCAA tournament’s Spokane Regional semifinals, 61-59 to Georgia, to finish the season 33-3.
VanDerveer, who turned 60 last month, is 742-152 at Stanford and 894-203 overall. Only four women’s basketball coaches have reached 900 victories.
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“Simply put, Tara VanDerveer is one of the great educators in the game of basketball,” Stanford athletic director Bernard Muir said. “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.”
Stanford’s team leaves in late August for a tour of Italy.
The Associated Press