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Tara VanDerveer grew up in a small town that didn’t have sport teams for girls yet; however that didn’t stop her from becoming the nationally known Stanford head coach that she is today.
tara with team

Now, who should be given the credit for teaching her everything she knows?  Just the most respected and admired head coach to ever come through Bloomington, Indiana… Coach Knight.

Even though VanDerveer didn’t start her college career at Indiana, she did end up making a great decision by transferring here in 1972 for her sophomore year of college.  Her impact on the team was almost immediate because Indiana received a bid from the AIAW and ended up going all the way to the Elite 8 before being beaten by the future Champions.  After three years at Indiana, she just couldn’t give up on her love of basketball; she wanted to coach.