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David Vander Meulen

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Dave Vander Meulen (born January 7, 1939) is an American former college basketball coach who is best known for building the Wisconsin-Whitewater men's basketball program into an NCAA Division III power and and winning the NCAA Division III men's basketball championships in 1984 and 1989.

Vander Meulen took over the UW-Whitewater men's basketball team for the 1978-79 season and went 10-17 his first year. In his 22 years of coaching the Warhawks, Vander Meulen would have only one other sub .500 season. His career coaching accomplishments include

  • Record of 440-182 for a .707 winning percentage
  • 12 NCAA D-III tournament berths (1983, '84, '85, '86, '88, '89, '92, '93, '94, '95,'96, '97)
  • WSUC (Wisconsin State University Conference)/WIAC (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Coach of the Year in 1984, '89, '94, '97, and 2001
  • NCAA D-III Regional Coach of the Year in 1984, '86, '89, '94, and '97
  • National NCAA D-III Coach of the Year in 1984 and '89.

Vander Meulen is a member of the Madison (WI) Sports Hall of Fame and the U.W.-Whitewater Athletic Hall of Fame. He lives in Madison with his wife Bonnie.


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