PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers head women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer will receive the Black Coaches Association Lifetime Achievement Award at the group’s annual convention June 4-5 in Indianapolis, IN.
Stringer has compiled a 175-104 record in her nine seasons at Rutgers, and a 695-239 mark in her 32 seasons as a head coach. A 2001 inductee into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, she is the only coach, men’s or women’s, to lead three different schools to the NCAA Tournament Final Four (Cheyney in 1982, Iowa in 1993 and Rutgers in 2000), and she has three times been named the National Coach of the Year. In her nine seasons at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights have advanced to six NCAA Tournaments, including this season’s No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region. She will serve as an assistant coach with the U.S. Olympic Team at this summer’s Games in Athens, Greece.
Stringer, who owns the fourth-highest victory total in women’s basketball history, was named the BCA Women’s National Coach of the Year in both 1993 and 1998.
Stringer and the other award winners will be honored at the BCA Awards Banquet on Saturday, June 5, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and the third-annual Images of Excellence Luncheon on Friday, June 4, from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Both events are open to the public. For tickets, please contact the BCA at (877) 789-1222.
Black Coaches Association 2004 National Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award: C. Vivian Stringer, Women’s Basketball Coach, Rutgers
George Raveling, Coach/Nike All-America Camp
Images of Excellence Award: Congresswoman Julia Carson, Tony Dungy, Head Coach, Indianapolis Colts,Rev. Charles Williams, Indiana Black Expo
Athletic Administrator of the Year: Rochelle Collins, President, National Youth Sports Corp.
Female Coach of the Year: Pokey Chatman, Women’s Basketball Associate Head Coach/Acting Head Coach, LSU
Male Coach of the Year: Paul Hewitt, Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Georgia Tech
High School Coach of the Year: Alvin Copeland, Northeast High School (Macon, GA)