Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

Apr 30, 2022 11:52 am

Hall of Fame coach C. Vivian Stringer announces retirement

Hall of Fame basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer announced her retirement on Saturday after 50 years and 1,055 wins.

Stringer, 74, coached at Cheyney State (1971-83) and Iowa (1983-95) before taking the job at Rutgers. She guided the teams to 28 NCAA Tournament berths and took all three programs to the Final Four — Cheyney State in 1982, Iowa in 1993 and Rutgers in 2000 and 2007.

Her overall win total is fifth-best all-time among Division I women’s basketball coaches, behind Stanford’s Tara VanDerveer, UConn’s Geno Auriemma, former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt and former Massachusetts/Bentley coach Barbara Stevens.

“I am officially announcing my retirement. My life has been defined by coaching and I’ve been on this journey for over five decades. It is rare that someone gets to do what they love for this long and I have been fortunate to do that,” Stringer said in a release. “After recently celebrating the first women’s Final Four team at Cheyney State University, where it all started, it sat with me that I have been at this for a long time. It is important to step aside and challenge others to step up and take this game forward.”

Stringer’s retirement will become effective on Sept. 1. The court at Rutgers’ home arena will be renamed in her honor during the upcoming season.

Stringer was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

Stringer did not coach at Rutgers last season due to COVID-19 concerns. The school said it will begin a national search for its next coach immediately.

“Coach Stringer is a titan in college basketball, inspiring generations of student-athletes and coaches to pursue excellence on and off the court,” said Rutgers athletic director Pat Hobbs. “As the first coach to lead three different programs to the Final Four, she will continue to be mentioned along with the game’s other great Hall of Famers. Her place in the history of the game is cemented, but more remarkable is the legions of young women whose lives she helped shape.”

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Sep 24, 2022 9:43 pm

Reports: Cavaliers sign F Dean Wade to three-year, $18.5M extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million extension with forward Dean Wade, multiple outlets reported on Saturday. Wade will reportedly receive $16.5 million guaranteed with another $2 million…

Sep 24, 2022 5:47 pm

Spurs F Keldon Johnson (shoulder) to miss preseason

San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson dislocated his right shoulder and will miss the start of training camp. The Spurs said Saturday that Johnson is expected to be ready when…

Sep 24, 2022 2:28 pm

Pelicans’ CJ McCollum agrees to 2-year, $64M extension

New Orleans Pelicans guard CJ McCollum agreed to a two-year, $64 million contract extension that spans through the 2025-26 season, his representation Excel Sports told ESPN on Saturday. McCollum, 31,…

More Basketball News

Sep 24, 2022 9:43 pm

Reports: Cavaliers sign F Dean Wade to three-year, $18.5M extension

The Cleveland Cavaliers agreed to a three-year, $18.5 million extension with forward Dean Wade, multiple outlets reported on Saturday. Wade will reportedly receive $16.5 million guaranteed with another $2 million…

Sep 24, 2022 5:47 pm

Spurs F Keldon Johnson (shoulder) to miss preseason

Sep 24, 2022 2:28 pm

Pelicans’ CJ McCollum agrees to 2-year, $64M extension

Sep 23, 2022 4:01 pm

Celtics’ Robert Williams out 8-12 weeks after knee surgery

Sep 23, 2022 2:30 pm

Spurs add former WNBA star Candice Dupree to staff

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds