C. Vivian Stringer

Rutgers names court after former coach C. Vivian Stringer

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers dedicated its court to former coach C. Vivian Stringer on Sunday before the team’s game against No. 4 Ohio State. The 74-year-old won 1,055 games in her 50-year Hall of Fame career before retiring after last season. She was at Rutgers from 1995-2022 after stints at Cheyney State and Iowa. “I was stunned when I saw that, I still can’t believe that,” an emotional Stringer said of seeing her name on the court. There have only been a handful of schools to name their courts after women’s basketball coaches, including Tennessee for Pat Summitt, N.C. State for Kay Yow, Arkansas-Little Rock for Joe Foley and DePaul for Doug Bruno.
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Rutgers Honors C. Vivian Stringer, Women Fall to Ohio State

C. Vivian Stringer was more than a basketball coach. She was an institution. For 27 years she patrolled the sidelines for Rutgers women’s basketball, leading the team to 17 NCAA Tournament appearances and an NIT Championship to boot. One could argue she helped to put Rutgers sports on the map with the work she did for women’s hoops, following in the footsteps of another Rutgers legend, Hall of Famer Theresa Grentz.