|Team||UC San Diego|
February 11, 1964 |
Chautauqua, New York
|1982–1986||College of Charleston|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1988–1994||South Carolina (asst.)|
|1997||Sacramento Monarchs (asst.)|
|1999–2002||Minnesota Lynx (asst.)|
|2004–2005||San Francisco (asst.)|
|2006–2007||Seattle Storm (asst.)|
|2007–2008||San Diego State (assoc. HC)|
|2012–present||UC San Diego|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||2–2 (NCAA D-II)
0–2 (NCAA D-III)
|Accomplishments and honors|
A native of Chautauqua, New York, VanDerveer was a four-year letter-winner in basketball at the College of Charleston from 1982–86, serving as team captain as senior and graduating in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in political science and English. She also has a master's degree in physical education and sports psychology from the University of Tennessee.
VanDerveer began her coaching career as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee under Pat Summitt. She then served as an assistant at the University of South Carolina, before taking the head coaching job at Eastern Washington University.
VanDerveer made the jump to the WNBA in 1997, joining the staff of the Sacramento Monarchs. She became head coach in 1997, and served in that role through 1998. In 1999, she joined on as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Lynx, and took over as coach after the resignation of Brian Agler.
VanDerveer worked as a scout and an assistant coach at the University of San Francisco, briefly serving as head coach, before returning to the WNBA in 2006 as an assistant with the Seattle Storm. In 2008, she took over as head coach at Occidental College. In 2012 VanDerveer became the head coach of the UCSD women's basketball team. She was named the 2015-16 CCAA Coach of the Year.
Head coaching record
|Eastern Washington Eagles (Big Sky Conference) (1994–1997)|
|Eastern Washington:||24–55 (.304)||15–29 (.326)|
|Occidental Tigers (Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) (2008–2012)|
|2008–09||Occidental||22–6||12–2||1st||NCAA D-III First Round|
|2010–11||Occidental||19–9||12–2||1st||NCAA D-III First Round|
|Occidental:||84–25 (.771)||49–7 (.875)|
|UC San Diego Tritons (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (2012–present)|
|2012–13||UC San Diego||22–11||17–5||2nd||NCAA D-II First Round|
|2013–14||UC San Diego||16–11||13–9||T–3rd|
|2014–15||UC San Diego||18–10||16–6||4th|
|2015–16||UC San Diego||26–5||18–2||T–1st||NCAA D-II Third Round|
|2016-17||UC San Diego||23-7||17-3||1st||NCAA D-II First Round|
|UC San Diego:||105–44 (.705)||81–25 (.764)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win-loss %|
|Post season||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win-loss %|
|Sacramento*||1997||13||5||8||.385||3rd in Western||—||—||—||–|
|Sacramento||1998||30||8||22||.267||4th in Western||—||—||—||–|
|Minnesota**||2002||13||4||9||.308||8th in Western||—||—||—||–|
* VanDerveer took over as interim head coach after Mary Murphy was fired with a 5–10 record. Sacramento's total record in 1997 was 10–18.
** VanDerveer took over as interim head coach after Brian Agler was fired with a 6–13 record. Minnesota's total record in 2002 was 10–22.
- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 23 Sep 2015.
- Big Sky All-Time Records, p. 98.
- CCAA Yearly Standings, p. 4.