NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer recorded her 1,000th victory as the Scarlet Knights team Central Connecticut State 73-44 on Tuesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway.
Stringer, who is already enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, became the sixth women's head coach in NCAA history to join the elite 1,000 career victory club.
In her 48 years of coaching, Stringer has compiled a record of 1,000-402, having coached at three schools, including Cheyney State, and Iowa before coming to Rutgers. She has led teams to the NCAA Women's Final Four tournament four times, including two teams while at Rutgers in 2000 and 2007.
Stringer is the fifth active winningest Division I coach and sixth all-time in career wins in NCAA women's basketball history.
She joins fellow 1,000 club members Pat Summitt at Tennessee, Tara VanDerveer at Idaho, Ohio State, and Stanford, Geno Auriemma at UConn, Barbara Stevens at Bentley and Sylvia Hatchell at Francis Marion and UNC on the women's side, and Duke's Mike Krzyzewski on the men's side.