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. Read more about new coach Coquese Washington on the Scarlet Knights website.
Joining Coach Washington on the sidelines this year as assistant coaches are returning RU star guard and former assistant Tasha Pointer, veteran coach, WNBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medal winner Nikki McCray-Penson and John Hampton from St. Joseph's. For a sneak peek at the 2022-2023 roster, see this link.
Both Seton Hall and Princeton return to the Rutgers schedule this season for non-conference games at Jersey Mike's Arena. Here is a link to the non-conference schedule, which features 9 home games!
We salute Coach Stringer for her 50-year career, the last 27 of which were spent at Rutgers. She goes down in the history of women's basketball as a pioneer, a leader and a highly successful coach who is in the Naismith Hall of Fame, among her many other honors. She led three different teams to the Final Four and took Rutgers twice - in 2000 and again in 2007. Her 2013-2014 team captured the Championship in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. 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. She retires with a total of 1055 wins.
The Court at Jersey Mike's Arena - formerly the RAC - will be named the "C. Vivian Stringer Court," to be dedicated at a special ceremony for Coach Stringer sometime during the upcoming season to recognize her many accomplishments.
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.
The Cagers Club officers began their terms on July 1, 2022, 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:
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!