So it was fitting that it took her five tries to become the fourth women's basketball coach to have 900 victories. She finally reached the milestone Tuesday night with Rutgers' 68-56 win over South Florida.
Stringer joined Pat Summitt, Jody Conradt and Sylvia Hatchell in the exclusive club. Maybe a half dozen more women's coaches might gain entrance over the next few years. Only three Division I men's coaches have reached 900 victories
-- Mike Krzyzewski, Bob Knight and Jim Boeheim.
Stringer, who was the first coach in men's or women's basketball to take three different schools to the Final Four
-- including Rutgers in 2000 and '07 -- fought back tears as her team celebrated their coach's entrance to the group.
Press; By DOUG FEINBERG]
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