Heidi VanDerveer

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Heidi VanDerveer
Sport(s)Women's college basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamOccidental College
Playing career
1982-1986College of Charleston
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2008-present
2006-2007
2005
2002
1999-2002
1997-1998
1997
1994-1996
1988-1994
1987-1988
Occidental College
Seattle Storm (asst.)
San Francisco
Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota Lynx (asst.)
Sacramento Monarchs
Sacramento Monarchs (asst.)
Eastern Washington
South Carolina (asst.)
Tennessee (asst.)
 
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Heidi VanDerveer
Sport(s)Women's college basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamOccidental College
Playing career
1982-1986College of Charleston
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2008-present
2006-2007
2005
2002
1999-2002
1997-1998
1997
1994-1996
1988-1994
1987-1988
Occidental College
Seattle Storm (asst.)
San Francisco
Minnesota Lynx
Minnesota Lynx (asst.)
Sacramento Monarchs
Sacramento Monarchs (asst.)
Eastern Washington
South Carolina (asst.)
Tennessee (asst.)

Heidi VanDerveer is a women's basketball collegiate and professional coach. She is currently the head coach at Occidental College.

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.

She is the younger sister of Tara VanDerveer, the longtime head coach of the Stanford University's women's basketball team.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Brian Agler
Minnesota Lynx Head Coach
2002
Succeeded by
Suzie McConnell-Serio
Preceded by
Mary Murphy
Sacramento Monarchs Head Coach
1997-1998
Succeeded by
Sonny Allen