Tara VanDerveer thought of her parents, of her past and present players, and of the fellow coaching legend whose milestone she passed.
No. 1 Stanford’s 104-61 victory over Pacific on Tuesday was the 1,099th of VanDerveer’s career, giving her the most wins in Division I women’s college basketball history.
She was handed the game ball afterward and then given a new jacket, featuring the nickname “T-Dawg,” by her celebrating players.
“It’s just been a great journey,” VanDerveer said. “I really hope Pat Summitt is looking down and saying, ‘Good job, Tara. Keep it going.’ I loved coaching against Pat, and we miss her.”
VanDerveer passed the late Summitt, whose legendary…