Inducted: 2016


is currently the most successful coach in Division 1 NCAA Women’s Basketball. As head women’s basketball coach at Stanford since 1985, Tara has established herself as one of the top coaches in the history of collegiate and international women’s basketball, and been inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2011) and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2002). She was honored recently with the 2016 Coaching Corps Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd Annual Game Changer Awards in San Francisco. An ambassador for both Stanford University and the sport of college basketball, VanDerveer has enjoyed an unprecedented level of success through an energetic and positive approach to the game. She is a four-time national coach of the year and 14-time Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year. Before coming to Stanford, VanDerveer served as head coach for a combined seven seasons at Idaho (1978-80) and Ohio State (1980-85). She has accumulated an impressive 980-225 (.813) record in her 37 years as a collegiate head coach and an 815-171 (.827) record over 30 seasons at Stanford.