Who Is John Vandemoer? Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

Who Is John Vandemoer? Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

John Vandemoer, Stanford’s head sailing coach for 11 years, appeared in Netflix’s ‘Operation Varsity Blues.’ During his tenure, his team won 29 of 30 PCCSC spring conference championships.

Recently, John became the talk of the town after he got sentenced in the college admissions case. In June 2019, he admitted helping students to get into the prestigious college in exchange for bribery. 

John was sentenced to one day in prison and paid a $10,000 fine, and served two years of probation. He was the first person to be convicted in the college admissions scandal. 

Keep scrolling through to learn more about John.

Where is John Vandemoer now?

Before John Vandemoer tangled himself in the scandal, he worked as the sailing coach at Stanford University for more than a decade. There he accepted Singer’s six-figure donations to consider Singer’s sailing candidates for his team. 

John was the first university figure in the scam and also the only co-conspirator to tell his side of the story in Netflix’s cameras.

He was charged with wire fraud, mail fraud and was pleaded guilty to commit racketeering. However, he managed to avoid his time behind bars. 

In the Netflix film, documents shared that he was considered the least guilty of all the defendants and was sentenced for only a day. 

However, he was terminated from Stanford. He is featured in Operation Varsity Blues and has also written a book titled Rigged Justice: How the College Admissions Scandal Ruined an Innocent Man’s Life. His book is slated to be released in September 2021.

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