Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer Turns into Winningest Coach in Faculty Basketball, Passing Mike Krzyzewski

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By Calvin S. Nelson

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Tara VanDerveer turned the all-time winningest coach in faculty basketball historical past Sunday, passing former Duke and Military coach Mike Krzyzewski along with her 1,203rd profession victory when No. 8 Stanford beat Oregon State 65-56.

At 70 years outdated and a head coach since age 24, VanDerveer celebrated on her workforce’s residence ground at Maples Pavilion with a pair dozen former gamers readily available to cheer the Corridor of Fame coach on for yet one more milestone in a embellished 45-year profession full of memorable accomplishments.

Followers chanted “Tara! Tara!” within the closing seconds earlier than the celebration started.

“It is a super accomplishment for Tara VanDerveer, who’s already probably the most completed coaches within the historical past of basketball,” Krzyzewski stated in a press release. “That is yet one more milestone so as to add to an incredible legacy. Extra essential than all of the astounding numbers and profession accomplishments, she’s positively impacted numerous lives as a coach and a mentor. Tara stays a real guardian of our sport.”

It was tense at instances, with VanDerveer standing with arms crossed and pacing the sideline as Kiki Iriafen and her supporting forged made the large performs when it mattered most — together with Iriafen’s first 3-pointers. Stanford was lacking All-American Cameron Brink due to a decrease left leg harm suffered in Friday’s win over Oregon.

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VanDerveer improved to 1,203-267 general and 1,051-216 over 38 seasons at Stanford. A 17-time Pac-12 Coach of the Yr with 5 nationwide Coach of the Yr honors, VanDerveer has captured three NCAA titles with Stanford — 1990, ’92 and 2021 — and coached the 1996 U.S. Olympic workforce to a gold medal on the Atlanta Video games throughout a yr away from Stanford.

Iriafen contributed a career-high 36 factors on 16-for-26 capturing and 11 rebounds and Talana Lepolo 14 factors and 6 assists for the Cardinal (17-2, 6-1 Pac-12). The sport drew a near-capacity crowd of seven,022 at Maples Pavilion, which holds 7,233.

Stanford led 28-22 on the break having shot simply 12 of 34 however was willed within the second half as former star gamers similar to Jennifer Azzi, Chiney Ogwumike, Ros Gold-Onwude and Jayne Appel-Marinelli have been amongst these in attendance together with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice supporting the beloved coach.

VanDerveer obtained heat ovations at each probability, from the second she walked out onto the courtroom throughout pregame warmups and once more for introductions.

Raegan Beers scored 18 factors to guide Oregon State (15-3, 4-3), which had gained three straight video games.

Stanford missed 10 straight photographs throughout a first-quarter funk earlier than Brooke Demetre related from deep on the 1:50 mark.

Oregon State: The Beavers dropped to 1-35 all-time on Stanford’s residence ground and coach Scott Rueck is 3-22 vs. Stanford. Oregon State has misplaced the final 13 within the collection courting to a 50-47 victory on Feb. 24, 2017, in Corvallis.

Stanford: VanDerveer, who did not have the taking part in alternatives rising up earlier than Title IX, has thought of herself so lucky to get an early begin in teaching at Idaho in 1978-79. She turned across the Vandals program and did so subsequent at Ohio State then Stanford. She earned her 1,000th win Feb. 3, 2017, and have become winningest girls’s coach on Dec. 15, 2020, by passing the late Tennessee coach Pat Summitt (1,098).

Oregon State: Hosts Colorado on Friday evening.

Stanford: At Arizona State on Friday evening.

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