Along with legend Michael Jordan, Rutgers Women’s Basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this week in Springfield, Massachussetts. This recognition is the latest in a list of accomplishments and triumphs for a woman who has faced her fair share of trials. New in paperback, Vivian Stringer’s memoir, Standing Tall, A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph chronicles Stringer’s road from gifted athlete to grieving widow, cancer survivor to accomplished coach. Her story is inspiring to say the least so be sure you check your shelves and stock this one for all of your basketball-loving patrons.
Also, check out the YouTube video below in which Coach Stringer addresses her reactions to the Don Imus controversy involving the Rutgers Women’s Basketball team.