2013-02-27 ~ C. Vivian Stringer became the fourth women’s college basketball coach to reach 900 wins as Rutgers cruised past South Florida 68-56 on Tuesday night. Stringer, a Hall of Famer in her 42nd season as head coach, reached the milestone joining Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell, who reached the mark on Feb. 7th, also this year. Only three Division I men’s coaches have reached 900 victories — Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight and Jim Boeheim.
From Cheyney State to Rutgers University, Coach Stringer has left an indelible mark on not just Women’s Basketball, but college basketball as a whole.
Take a look at her career highlights…
C. Vivian Stringer was the first coach, male or female, to take three programs to the Final Four. Now in her 42nd season as a head coach, she is a Naismith Hall of Famer and three-time national coach of the year. Stringer’s teams have appeared in 25 of 31 NCAA tournaments, reaching the Elite Eight on 10 occasions. She has a career .732 winning percentage.