Tim Vandervaart, a former standout for the Scots, is in his second year of a second stint with the program. Vandervaart will instruct both varsity and jayvee players during practice and games, while aiding in game preparation, scouting the opposition, and providing additional help in the area of recruiting.
A native of nearby North Canton, Ohio, Vandervaart developed from a little-used freshman into a three-time all-conference honoree during his Wooster career. Vandervaart finished up with 1,053 career points (No. 23 in team history upon graduation), a .634 field-goal percentage (No. 2), 102 blocks (No. 6), and 129 steals (tied for No. 8.
Vandervaart has the distinction of being the only student-athlete in program history to be part of a “Final Four” team as a player (2006-07) and as a coach (2010-11). As a senior, Vandervaart returned on Feb. 20 after a month off with a wrist injury, to average 13.6 points and 6.7 boards during Wooster’s “Final Four” run. During his first stint as an assistant, Vandervaart was a part of the staff during the program’s lone appearance in the national championship game.
In between his stints at the College, Vandervaart’s basketball coaching experience includes a year as an assistant at the University of Mount Union and a stint as an assistant coach at Hoover High School in North Canton.
Professionally, Vandervaart is a mathematics teacher at Canton McKinley High School.