February 15, 2006

Talking With the Stars: Tara VanDerveer

By: Jake Kelman, The Stanford Daily
February 15, 2006

For this week’s “Talking with the Stars,” The Daily proudly presents two-time national champion women’s basketball head coach Tara VanDerveer.

The Stanford Daily: So you recently won your 650th game overall and your 500th with Stanford over 20 seasons. How have you built up the program and how have you kept it so strong? (More ...)

February 12, 2006

Stanford Tops Cal for VanDerveer's 500th Win

By: David Schoen, Staff Writer, Inside Bay Area
February 12, 2006

Tara VanDerveer has reached plenty of milestones over the past 20 years as the Stanford women's basketball coach, but even she admits her latest accomplishment will stand out.

Playing before a spirited crowd of 4,859, a Haas Pavilion record for women's hoops, the No. 14 Cardinal earned a 55-46 Pac-10 Conference win over Cal on Saturday to give VanDerveer her 500th victory at the school. (Article is no longer available.)

February 09, 2006

Frosh Point Fills Big Shoes

By: Blair Critchlow, Stanford Daily

February 9, 2006

Gold-Onwude got her first crash-course in VanDerveer honesty two weekends ago in Los Angeles. The Cardinal had just dropped a game to UCLA and were down by six against USC. It seemed that nothing could get going offensively as the opposing defenses began playing a triangle and two, in effect nullifying junior center Brooke Smith and sophomore Wiggins offensively.

“She basically said, ‘If you can’t score, you can’t play.’” Gold-Onwude said. “‘The game is about putting the ball in the basket.’” (More ...)

February 05, 2006

Tara is 9th to Net No. 650

By: Nancy Gay, San Francisco Chronicle

February 5, 2006

. . . Without much fanfare, coach Tara VanDerveer notched her 650th career victory -- 498 of those coming during her 20 seasons on the Farm -- to become the ninth NCAA Division I women's coach to reach that milestone. But what consumed VanDerveer more Saturday wasn't the landmark number but the game itself. (More ...)

The other Division I coaches to reach that milestone, and their current number of victories are: