PISCATAWAY, N.J. (August 1, 2014) -- The Tribeca Festival award-winning documentary “Coach”, chronicling the career of Rutgers head women’s basketball coach, C. Vivian Stringer, will have its television debut this weekend airing on ESPN on Saturday between 3:30-4:30 p.m. and again on ESPN2 on Monday night between 10 – 11 p.m.
Produced by Whoopi Goldberg and directed by Bess Kargman, “Coach” was a part of last year’s Nine for IX series celebrating the passing of Title IX legislation. The documentary received top honors in the “Best Documentary Short” category at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.
“Coach” will air alongside the newest installments of the Emmy-nominated Nine for IX series, which focuses on capturing fascinating stories of women in sports told through the lens of female filmmakers.
The Coach Stringer Nine for IX short profiles one of the most successful coaches in the history of college basketball. She was the first coach to lead three different schools to the NCAA Final Four (Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Iowa and Rutgers) and received basketball’s highest honor in 2009: induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, alongside Michael Jordan, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and David Robinson.
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