Saturday, April 30, 2022

Rutgers women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer retires

C. Vivian Stringer, Rutgers’ legendary Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach, announced her retirement on Saturday.

The move will become effective on September 1, 2022, according to a Rutgers press release. As part of the retirement agreement, Stringer will be paid $872,988. Rutgers is honoring her legacy by naming the court at Jersey Mike’s Arena — Rutgers basketball’s home venue — C. Vivian Stringer Court, the school announced, with a formal dedication ceremony planned for the upcoming women’s basketball season.

“I am officially announcing my retirement,” Stringer said in a press release. “.... I love Rutgers University for the incredible opportunity they offered me and the tremendous victories we achieved together.”

Stringer had not been with the team since April 2021, taking a leave of absence through the 2021-22 season shortly after she signed a new five-year, $5.5 million contract. Stringer accumulated at least $235,000 in bonuses on top of her $1 million annual salary during her absence.

Stringer, 74, ends her career with 1,055 wins, four Final Four appearances, and 28 berths in the NCAA Tournament in 50 seasons as a head coach. None of her victories came in the past year.


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