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Bobbi Vandenberg
Head Coach: 20th Season
Alma Mater:
Phone: 608-796-3813

Bobbi (Brown) Vandenberg is beginning her 20th season as head coach of the women's basketball team at Viterbo University. The V-Hawks have a mark of 281 wins and 321 losses under Vandenberg's direction, and have posted 20 or more wins in four of those seasons. Of the past 13 seasons, Viterbo has finished no lower than third place 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 #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 18-year-old son, Patrick, and their 15-year-old daughter, Mollie.

The Vandenberg Years at Viterbo

Season

Year

Record

19th 2011-2012 10-21
18th 2010-2011 10-20

17th

2009-2010

8-24

16th

2008-2009

9-22

15th

2007-2008

13-18

14th

2006-2007

11-19

13th

2005-2006

9-22

12th

2004-2005

18-18

11th

2003-2004

15-18

10th

2002-2003

12-20

9th

2001-2002

20-13

8th

2000-2001

30-5

7th

1999-2000

21-13

6th

1998-1999

15-15

5th

1997-1998

25-5

4th

1996-1997

19-13

3rd

1995-1996

9-19

2nd

1994-1995

8-23

1st

1993-1994

19-13

19 years

 

281-321

 

 
Brooke Anderson
Assistant Coach: 1st Season
Alma Mater:

Brooke Anderson is in her first season as an assistant coach for the Viterbo Women’s Basketball Program. Anderson joined the V-Hawks staff after playing three full seasons in the last five years 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. Anderson is currently pursuing Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Licensure at Viterbo. As an assistant coach, Anderson plays an integral part of the coaching staff in all areas including on floor coaching, camps, and is the primary recruiting coordinator with Coach Vandenberg.

 

 

 
Paige Babiash
Assistant Coach: 1st Season
Alma Mater:

Paige Babiash is in her first season as an assistant coach for the Viterbo Women’s Basketball Program. Babiash joined the V-Hawks staff after playing the previous four seasons for the V-Hawks. Babiash saw action in 110 games including making 81 starts in her V-Hawk career. In four seasons, Babiash averaged 5.5 points per game, 2.67 rebounds per game, and 1.1 assists per game. In her career, Babiash was named MCC Academic All-Conference three times and was named an MCC Honorable Mention All-Conference selection as a junior.

Babiash graduated from Viterbo in May of 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Science and Leadership. Babiash is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Cardiac Rehabilitation at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. As an assistant coach, Babiash plays an integral part of the coaching staff in all areas including on floor coaching, recruiting, camps, and budget management.

 

 
Sally Colby
Assistant Coach: 2nd Season
Alma Mater:

Sally Colby is in her second 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 will graduate 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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