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Bobbi (Brown) Vandenberg is beginning her 22nd season as head coach of the women's basketball team at Viterbo University. The V-Hawks have a mark of 295 wins and 367 losses under Vandenberg's direction, and have posted 20 or more wins in four of those seasons. In the past 14 seasons, Viterbo has finished third place or better in the Midwest Classic (Collegiate) Conference six 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




21st 2013-14 4-25
20th 2012-2013 10-21
19th 2011-2012 10-21
18th 2010-2011 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 1999-2000 21-13
6th 1998-99 15-15
5th 1997-1998 25-5
4th 1996-97 19-13
3rd 1995-96 9-19
2nd 1994-95 8-23
1st 1993-94 19-13

21 years


295-367 (.446)


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Brooke Anderson
Assistant Coach: 3rd Season

Brooke Anderson is in her third season as an assistant coach for the Viterbo women’s basketball program. Anderson joined the V-Hawks staff after playing three full seasons from 2007-12 for the V-Hawks. She missed two full seasons with ACL injuries in each knee, but during her rehabilitation she served as a student manager one season and a student assistant coach the other season. Anderson saw action in 92 games including making 79 starts in her V-Hawk career. In three seasons, Anderson averaged 5.28 points per game, 2.83 rebounds per game, and 2.3 assists per game. In her career, Anderson was named MCC Academic All-Conference three times and was named an MCC Honorable Mention All-Conference selection as a senior.

Anderson graduated from Viterbo in May of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She then went on to recieve her Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Licensure at Viterbo in May of 2013. As an assistant coach, Anderson plays an integral part of the coaching staff in all areas including on floor coaching where she specifically works with the guards, camps, and is the primary recruiting coordinator with Coach Vandenberg. Anderson also works at Aquinas High School as a para-professional working with special needs students.



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Hailey Chism
Assistant Coach: 1st Season
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Sally Colby
Assistant Coach: 4th Season

Sally Colby is in her fourth season as an assistant coach for the Viterbo Women’s Basketball Program. Colby joined the V-Hawks staff after playing the previous three seasons for the V-Hawks. In Colby’s three seasons in a uniform she saw action in 72 games and made 35 starts. She finished her career averaging 6.73 points per game and 4.77 rebounds per game. Due to multiple knee injuries, Colby was forced to cut short her athletic career and decided to move into the coaching realm spending her fourth year (2011-2012) as a student coach.

Colby graduated from Viterbo in December, 2013 with a degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis on youth development. As an assistant coach, Colby plays an integral part of the coaching staff in all areas including on floor coaching, specifically with post players, recruiting, camps, and is in charge of all community service projects.




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