Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer taking common season off to relaxation

February 24, 2019 • By

Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer, who earlier this season posted her 1,000th victory, is taking off the remainder of the common season on the recommendation of medical doctors.

The announcement Sunday by the Large Ten Convention college got here three days after the 70-year-old Corridor of Famer missed a sport at Michigan.

Rutgers stated Stringer is predicted to return for the postseason. The Scarlet Knights (18-8, 10-5) have been ranked earlier this month and are anticipated to make the NCAA event.

Assistant coach Tim Eatman will function appearing coach by way of the Large Ten event.

“As you can imagine this was not an easy decision; however, in consultation with my doctors, it is in my best interest to spend time to get healthy before returning to the day-to-day grind of coaching,” Stringer stated in an announcement.

“I know our young ladies can finish the season strong playing Scarlet Knight basketball and I will rejoin the team as soon as I can,” she added.

Eatman served as appearing head coach for 3 video games after the sickness and loss of life of Stringer’s mom, Thelma Stoner, in 2016.

Rutgers has three regular-season video games left, beginning with a house sport towards Wisconsin on Monday.

Stringer picked up her 1,000th win on Nov. 13 with a 73-44 determination over Central Connecticut State.

She was the fifth Division I ladies‘s coach to realize the milestone and sixth total. She is the primary African-American coach to achieve the mark.

The others are Pat Summitt, Geno Auriemma, Tara VanDerveer and Sylvia Hatchell. Division II coach Barbara Stevens additionally has received greater than 1,000 video games.

Stringer has a profession mark of 1015-410 in 48 seasons, making her the sixth winningest coach in ladies‘s basketball. She is 495-275 in 24 seasons at Rutgers.

Stringer is the one ladies‘s coach to take three completely different groups to the Closing 4: Cheney State in 1982, Iowa in 1993 and Rutgers in 2000 and `07. Her groups have appeared in 26 of the 36 NCAA Tournaments and made 10 regional finals.

Rutgers final appeared within the NCAA Match in 2015.