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UC San Diego hires former WNBA coach to lead women's team

UC San Diego hires former WNBA coach to lead women's team

Heidi VanDerveer, currently the head coach Occidental College and former head coach of the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, has been named the new head coach of the UC San Diego women’s basketball program, Director of Athletics Earl W. Edwards announced Friday.

VanDerveer becomes the sixth coach in program history, taking over a Tritons squad that set a school record with 30 wins in 2011-12 and advanced to the NCAA Division II West Regional Championship game.

“We are extremely pleased to have a coach of Heidi VanDerveer’s caliber joining the Triton family,” Edwards said. “She has had a great deal of success at several different levels of the sport and...

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