Stringer picks up 900th career win as Rutgers downs USF

By The Sports Network
February 27, 2013 - 2:03am
Vivian Stringer is the third coach this season to reach the 900 wins plateau. (Photo by Kelly Kline)

Vivian Stringer is the third coach this season to reach the 900 wins plateau. (Photo by Kelly Kline)

Piscataway, NJ (Sports Network) - C. Vivian Stringer became just the seventh Division I NCAA basketball coach -- men's or women's -- and the fourth women's basketball coach to reach 900 career wins.

Stringer, a Hall of Famer in her 42nd season as head coach, reached the milestone as the Rutgers women's basketball team downed South Florida, 68-56, on Tuesday.

"I think it's beyond words," said Stringer. "I'm happy that it's over. I can hardly breathe. It's over and now I can just coach and smile, and get back to what I love to do because it's never been about numbers.

"If it's something special for all the generations of players and coaches that I've been a part of, then, yeah, I'm happy. But I'm looking forward to more."

Other Division I coaches who have reached the 900-career victory mark include North Carolina's Sylvia Hatchell, Georgia's Andy Landers, Tennessee's Pat Summit, Texas' Jody Conradt along with Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight and Jim Boeheim in men's hoops.

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