Vivian Stringer
Vivian Stringer

Hometown Hero - Vivian Stringer

  • Vivian Stringer lives in South Brunswick
  • Mrs. Stringer is the Rutgers University’s head coach for the women’s basketball team
  • She is one of the winningest coaches in Women’s College basketball history
  • Sports Illustrated and USA Today Coach Awards in 1993
  • Black Coaches Association Coach of the Year 1993 and 1998
  • Stringer was inducted to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001
  • International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame 2006
  • Awarded honorary doctor of Humanities Degree from Howard University in 2008
  • Stringer’s favorably reviewed 2008 memoir Standing Tall A Memoir of of Tragedy and Triumph is available at the South Brunswick Library

“Work hard and don’t look for excuses, and you can achieve anything.”
-Vivian Stringer reflecting on her life from from a coal miner’s daughter to one of the most successful coaches in Women’s College Basketball

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