Cagers Club - Rutgers Women's Basketball Fan Club

Rutgers Women's Basketball Official Booster Club

Welcome to the Cagers Club.  We are "the team behind the team," the official fan club of Rutgers Women's Basketball. Our website contains information about membership, events, road trips, news and other information to enhance the fan experience for supporters of Rutgers Women's Basketball. 

Membership information for the Cagers Club will be found in an email message from President Bob Manfre from rucagersclub@gmail.com and on the Membership Application.


On May 23, Rutgers announced the hiring of veteran coach Coquese Washington as head coach. She succeeds legendary Hall of Fame Coach C. Vivian Stringer, who announced her retirement on April 30. Please visit this link for details. You can view the May 24 Press Conference here.


Coach Stringer in her 50-year career led three different teams to the Final Four and took Rutgers twice -- in 2000 and again in 2007. In 2018, she won her 1000th game at home in front of a huge crowd, watched by dozens of her former players from her coaching tenure at Cheney State and Iowa, as well as many of her former Rutgers players. Read more about new coach Coquese Washington on the Scarlet Knights website


The 2021-22 season was led by Associate Head Coach Tim Eatman, filling in for Coach Stringer. The team compiled an 11-20 record and bowed out of the BIG 10 Tournament in the second round. 


Also last year, the beloved Rutgers Athletic Center -- the RAC -- became Jersey Mike's Arena. This season, the court will be named the "C. Vivian Stringer Court," to be dedicated at a special ceremony.


To see the results of the 2021-2022 games, check out the full schedule. Rutgers' season ended with a second round loss to Indiana in the BIG Tournament on March 3. The team finished the season with an overall record of 11-20. Wait til next year, with a new coach, a new court name and new opportunities. 


The Cagers Club has announced the results of our 2022 election of new officers. Their terms begin on July 1 and run for two years. The new officers, who were elected unanimously, are:


President - Nancy Foulks

Vice President - Kathy Duff

Corresponding Secretary/Membership Chair - Bob Manfre

Recording Secretary - Val Anderson

Treasurer - Jan Cancro


The Nominating/Election Committee was also elected for a two-year term. The members are:


Sharon Kosmo

Christine Gierlich

Cathyann Franko


We thank the current officers for their work and look forward to next season. 


We hope you will join the many fans who have made the Cagers Club the "Team Behind the Team" since 1979 and sign up this season!  Check out our social media information on the Cagers Club Facebook page and on Twitter (@CagersRU) as well as the News section of this site. Let's go, Cagers and RU!

We also want to point out two important notes for Cagers. One is the importance of adherence to all NCAA rules related to Compliance. To learn more, please contact Karen Kelly, assistant athletic director for compliance, at kkelly@scarletkights.com.  The Cagers Club also has a Code of Ethics to make sure our fans behave appropriately at all times and do not interfere with the team, the staff or the compliance rules.

The Cagers Club officers for 2020-2022 are President Bob Manfre; Vice President Nancy Foulks; Treasurer Nancy Young; Recording Secretary Val Anderson; and Corresponding Secretary/Membership Chair Kathy Duff.  We thank Jan Cancro for her four years of service as Recording Secretary.  Jan, Cathyann Franko and Sharon Kosmo were elected to the Nominating Committee.  

We hope you'll find what you are looking for here and that you will make suggestions to improve our website. We are the "team behind the team," and we look forward to welcoming our old and new members as we cheer for our Scarlet Knights. You will also find frequent news and information by following our Cagers Club Facebook page.

For more information or questions, please contact Cagers Club President Bob Manfre at rucagersclub@gmail.com.