Tara VanDerveer- Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Husband, Height, Net Worth, Career

Tara VanDerveer

Tara VanDerveer is a former American basketball player and coach. Tara VanDerveer is the head coach of Stanford University’s women’s basketball team. She is also well known for leading the US women’s basketball team to Olympic gold. She is also a five-time national coach of the year and was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.

Quick Facts

Full Name:Tara VanDerveer
Born Date:26 Jun 1953
Age:71 years
Lucky Number:5
Lucky Stone:Moonstone
Lucky Color:Silver
Best Match for Marriage:Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
Profession:Basketball coach
Height:5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
Marital Status:single
Net Worth$4 million
Eye Colorbrown eyes
Hair ColorLights brown hair
Birth PlaceMelrose, Massachusetts
EducationUS State University.
FatherDunbar VanDerveer
MotherRita VanDerveer

Tara VanDerveer Biography

Tara Ann VanDerveer, better known as Tara Vanderveer, was born on June 26, 1953, in Melrose, Massachusetts, USA. She is currently 71 years old and a citizen of the United States. In terms of her parents, she is the daughter of Dunbar VanDerveer (father) and Rita VanDerveer (mother) (mother). She grew up in the small town of West Hill, near Schenectady, New York.

Tara VanDerveer Education

Concerning her academic qualifications, she enrolled in high school at the age of sixteen. She earned her bachelor’s degree from a public US state university after finishing high school.

Tara VanDerveer Height, Weight

Tara VanDerveer stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 66 kilograms. Furthermore, she has brown eyes and light brown hair. She hasn’t mentioned VanDerveer’s other body measurements in public, aside from them.

Tara VanDerveer
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Regarding her career, she is the head coach of an American basketball team. She was also the head coach of USA Basketball for eight years, from the Olympic Games in 1986 to the Games in 1996. She led the United States to four gold medals, one bronze medal, and an 88-8 overall record. In 1990, she led a USA Select Team to a 2-3 record against Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union.

She also led the US to a 6-1 record and a gold medal at the COPABA World Cup Qualifying event in 1993. The gold medal qualified the United States for the 1994 FIBA World Cup, and she returned to lead the team that year.

She was the head coach of the legendary USA Women’s National Team in 1995-96, which went 52-0 in ten months, and she traveled more than 100,000 miles while competing in seven countries. Shooting From the Outside, a book about the 1995-96 campaign, was published in September 1997.

She has been the head coach at Stanford University since 1985. She has helped teams reach 13 NCAA Final Fours in 32 NCAA Tournament appearances and has led teams to 23 Pacific-12 Conference regular-season and 13 Pac-12 Tournament championships. By 2019, Stanford had won two NCAA championships and appeared in 12 Final Fours.

Tara’s 900–192 record at Stanford makes her only the fifth Division I coach in history to win 900 games in a single season. She led the Cardinal to their third NCAA championship with a 54-53 victory over Pac-12 rival Arizona Wildcats in April 2021. They had won a tournament for the first time in 29 years.

Tara VanDerveer Net Worth

In terms of net worth, Tara VanDerveer has received numerous awards and honors as a basketball coach. Tara has won the Naismith National Coach of the Year award four times: in 1988, 1989, 1990, and 2011. In 1989 and 2011, she was named WBCA National Coach of the Year. She was also named AP College Basketball Coach of the Year in 2011 and received numerous other honors. Tara VanDerveer’s net worth, income, and salary have not been made public. According to some sources, she has a net worth of $4 million as of February 2024.

Tara VanDerveer Husband, Marriage

Tara VanDerveer is currently single and unmarried. Furthermore, there has been no news about her relationship. She was involved in rumors when she was linked to Amy Trucker. Amy was a former associate head coach of the Stanford Cardinal Women’s Basketball team under Tara, but the rumors were untrue. Aside from that, she prefers to avoid rumors and concentrate on her coaching career.