STANFORD (CBS/AP) — Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer will receive the Legends of Coaching award in April, recognizing college basketball coaches who exemplify John Wooden’s high standards of coaching and personal integrity.
The award will be presented at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in conjunction with the Wooden Award presentation to the male and female college players of the year. Wooden’s granddaughter, Christy Impelman, announced the winner on Wednesday.READ MORE: EDD Fraud: Fresno Man, Central Valley Inmate Plead Guilty To $103K Unemployment Benefit Scheme
Wooden’s daughter, Nan, said that as a fan of women’s basketball, her father would have been honored to present the award to VanDerveer.
She joins retired Tennessee coach Pat Summitt as the only women to receive the award. VanDerveer will be the third women’s coach to be honored. Geno Auriemma of Connecticut won last year.READ MORE: Multiple People Shot Including Knoxville Police Officer at High School in Tennessee
VanDerveer is 742-152 in 27 seasons at Stanford. She led her teams to five consecutive Final Four appearances from 2008-12, and the Cardinal have been the Pac-12 champions every year since 2001. She enters this season needing six wins to become the fifth women’s coach to reach 900.
Other recipients of the award have included former Stanford coach Mike Montgomery, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Calhoun of Connecticut, Jim Boeheim of Syracuse, and Tom Izzo of Michigan State.MORE NEWS: COVID Schools: AC Transit Resuming Bus Lines For Returning Students In Newark, Oakland, West Contra Costa
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