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Bobbi (Brown) Vandenberg is beginning her 23rd season as head coach of the women's basketball team at Viterbo University. The V-Hawks have a mark of 303 wins and 390 losses under Vandenberg's direction, and have posted 20 or more wins in four of those seasons. Vandenberg is one of just 20 active coaches in the NAIA with at least 300 career victories. In her tenure, Viterbo has finished third place or better in the Midwest Classic (Collegiate) Conference seven times.

The 2004-05 V-Hawks earned the program's second MCC Championship and second trip to the NAIA Division II National Tournament by winning the 2005 MCC Tournament. The 2000-2001 V-Hawks finished with a school record 30 wins and the program's first MCC Championship as they finished undefeated in conference play. They earned their first bid to the NAIA Division II National Tournament and were the highest ranked athletic team in the history of Viterbo, with a final NAIA Division II ranking of No. 4 in the nation. Coach "V" was named MCC "Coach of the Year" for the 2000-2001 and 2004-05 seasons and Co-Coach of the Year for the 2001-2002 season after a second place finish in the MCC and 20-13 overall record.

Vandenberg, a native of Denver, Colorado, was head basketball coach at Boulder High School from 1982-1987 and from 1988-1992. She compiled a 183-27 record there, and won the Colorado girls' state basketball championship five times. She was named Coach of the Year five times by the Denver Post. She also taught chemistry and biology at BHS.

Vandenberg is a 1982 graduate of the University of Colorado, earning a bachelor's degree with a double major in biology and biochemistry, along with a teaching certificate in natural sciences. She played basketball for the Buffs from 1976-1979.Vandenberg and her husband, Joe, live in La Crosse with their 19-year-old son, Patrick who is a freshman at the University of Denver, and their 17-year-old daughter, Mollie.

The Vandenberg Years at Viterbo




22nd 2014-15 8-23
21st 2013-14 4-25
20th 2012-13 10-21
19th 2011-12 10-21
18th 2010-11 10-20
17th 2009-10 8-24
16th 2008-09 9-22
15th 2007-08 13-18
14th 2006-07 11-19
13th 2005-06 9-22
12th 2004-05 18-18
11th 2003-04 15-18
10th 2002-03 12-20
9th 2001-02 20-13
8th 2000-01 30-5
7th 1999-00 21-13
6th 1998-99 15-15
5th 1997-98 25-5
4th 1996-97 19-13
3rd 1995-96 9-19
2nd 1994-95 8-23
1st 1993-94 19-13

22 years


303-290 (.437)


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