WSF Tara VanDerveer Fund Recipients Announced

In the 1970-71 academic year, 90% of all head coaches for women’s college teams were women. By 2017, 45 years after the passage of Title IX, women’s share of these positions in women’s NCAA sports had dropped to 40%. The Women’s Sports Foundation is looking to combat this alarming trend through its new Tara VanDerveer Fund for the Advancement of Women in Coaching.WSF is proud to announce the Fund’s inaugural recipients. A total of $200,000 has been awarded to 10 NCAA and NAIA institutions to support a female coach on the rise in the selected programs.Inspired by legendary Stanford University women’s basketball coach Tara VanDerveer, WSF designed the Fund to honor her legacy by providing schools with the opportunity to create fellowships for aspiring female collegiate coaches.”I’m thrilled for the Women’s Sports Foundation’s launch of this inaugural class of female coaching fellows,” VanDerveer said. “I’ve seen a lot of positives over my career in advancing women in sport, but the continued decline of female coaches is concerning. This program is a powerful way we can help reverse this trend
Bryn Mawr College, Strength and Conditioning
Carroll College, Basketball
California State University, San Bernardino, Volleyball
Life University, Wrestling
Moravian College, Basketball
Saint Anselm College, Field Hockey
University of California, Merced, Basketball
Villanova University, Softball
Wellesley College, Volleyball
Williams College, Softball 
Article and photo courtesy of WSF

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