#CVS1K — C. Vivian Stringer reaches 1,000 career win plateau

Photo Credit -- Lamar Carter

The 1,000-win club of coaches has a fifth member joining Pat Summitt, Tara VanDerveer, Sylvia Hatchell, and Geno Auriemma.

Rutgers’ 73-44 victory over Central Connecticut State was not simply another win in the record books for the Scarlet Knights. It was also a history-making occasion as she became the fifth coach in Division I women’s basketball to reach the millennium mark in victories.


Also, she’s the first African-American to accomplish said feat.


When you really love something, you don’t recognize time goes by.


–C. Vivian Stringer per ESPN

A number of prominent figures were on hand for the historic occasion – including New Jersey governor Phil Murphy.


Late in the game, the crowd in Piscataway could sense that history was imminent. When the final buzzer sounded, a celebration ensued, complete with confetti and all of the pomp and circumstance appropriate for such a historic milestone.

Her days at Cheyney State, Iowa, and eventually Rutgers – which included two trips to the Women’s Final Four – all eventually have led up to this for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame coach.

 This game teaches you how to be humble, appreciative, respectful of others. I’ve been able to teach a lot of life’s lessons. To not be disrespectful of the game and other people. To teach what it means to have everybody going in the same direction, and ultimately getting to that special spot, where you know that you’re the best.


–C. Vivian Stringer per ESPN

After win number 1,000 was in the books, she received an outpouring of love in the social media space as she did in Piscataway.














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