Tara VanDeveer surpasses the summits for most victories in Division I Women’s Basketball League. The lady thought of many people during the win which includes her parents, her fellow past and present players, and the fellow coaching legend whose milestone she passed.
Reach to the victory:-
No. 1 Standford’s 104-61 victory over Pacific on Tuesday was the 1099th of VanDerveer’s career. She broke the record of most wins in college basketball history by winning the last match.
As a reward, she has given a game ball afterward and a new jacket, Featuring the nick-name “T-Dawg” by her celebrating players.
The following lines were said by Tara VanDeveer on her victory:-
” It’s just has been a great journey. I really hope Pat Summitt is looking down and saying “Good Job, Tara. Keep it going.’ I loved coaching against Path, and we miss her.”
Tara VanDeveer passed the late summit in the year 2016 when she was diagnosed with early-onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, and summit left playing in 2012. Summit had 1098 wins and Tara VanDeveer break her record by a win in one match.
Tara VanDeveer 67 years old began her college coaching career at Idaho in 1978 and she took over in 1985 at Standford, where she scored 947 wins on her name. She has won two NCAA titles, advanced to 11 other Final Fours, won or shared 23-Pac- 12 regular-season titles, and won 13 out of the 19 league tournaments that have been held.
She has coached some of the great players during her coaching.
The players include:-
- Jennifer Azzi, who helped her to win their first NCAA title in 1990
2. Four-time All American Candice Wiggins
3. Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike
Also, Tara VanDeveer started a team this season that has started 5-0 and looks to be a strong final four contenders.
The team Standford is undefeated, but this season had its own challenges, because of the covid-19 protocol in Santa Clara country that banned the indoor games in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
Standford had to relocate its game to Las Vegas as it allowed them to practice and play.
The win was in Stockton, California with no fans. But she received many video messages from her fans.
Another cause is that Tara VanDeveer in her postgame video conference call was hungry. She said with all the good fortune that she is experiencing, she is well aware many are suffering now.
She’s is donating $10 for each of her $1,099 victories to a local food bank. Gratitude is a primary emotion that Tara VanDeveerhas been feeling during the run-up to this record. she hasd heard this from many fans and players and is grateful to have such a nice team which brought her to this extend.
These were the lines said by Tara VanDeveer on the victory:-
- “The very first phone call we had, I remember how nervous I was,” said Stanford senior Kiana Williams of the recruiting process. I was pacing up and down my hallway. My dad was telling me to sit down. I’m like, ‘I’m talking to Tara VanDerveer. Basketball always has been and always will be a great team sport,” VanDerveer said.
2. I’ve never been the best player of a team I’ve ever played on. I don’t consider myself some John Wooden Jr. coach. But I’m determined, I work hard, and I love this game of basketball. And I really, really love coaching young women and helping them get better.
3. She helped me do it because of playing against her teams,. Something that I learned from Pat was just to be passionate about the game. I study other people; I’m a copier. The importance of rebounding, playing really hard — her teams did that. They didn’t give up. They were determined teams.”
As she was focuse on the time and was so much puntual in life that she took care of every thing on right time and in right time she got to know that she should be a coach in life which make her reach to this milestone.