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VanDerveer among four finalists for national coach of the year

Original post made on Mar 18, 2011

Stanford women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer was named one of four finalists for the Naismith Women's College Coach of the Year award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club's National Voting Academy announced Thursday. Along with VanDerveer, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, Tennessee head coach Pat Summitt and Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey make up the rest of the finalists.

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Posted by Quite a resume!!
a resident of another community
on Mar 18, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Congratulations, Tara!! But won't it be sweet to add the 26th highlight - raising the National Championship trophy after the next 6 wins!!

Best of luck!


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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Always the same coaches. What about someone who has taken a program and made it a national factor instead of always going with the coaches that already "have it made"?

For example, look at what Nikki Caldwell has done at UCLA. Before she arrived, they were a non-factor nationally, let alone within the conference. Or how about the Notre Dame coach?

Just saying....


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Posted by John
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm

Dad, this story is "about someone who has taken a program and made it a national factor."


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Posted by Crescent Park Dad
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 18, 2011 at 1:53 pm

You're missing my point. Those 4 coaches have great programs; very successful. But in WBB, they are always the top 4 programs - they reload. There are some other programs that are now beginning broaden the landscape of WBB and those coaches should at least receive some recognition.


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