Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer, who earlier this season posted her 1,000th victory, is taking off the remainder of the common season due to exhaustion.
The announcement Sunday by the Massive Ten college got here three days after the 70-year-old Corridor of Famer missed a recreation at Michigan.
Rutgers mentioned Stringer is predicted to return for the postseason. The Scarlet Knights (18-Eight, 10-5) had been ranked earlier this month and are anticipated to make the NCAA event.
Assistant coach Tim Eatman will function performing coach via the Massive Ten event.
“As you may think about this was not a simple resolution; nonetheless, in session with my medical doctors, it’s in my finest curiosity to spend time to get wholesome earlier than returning to the day-to-day grind of teaching,” Stringer mentioned in an announcement.
“I do know our younger girls can end the season sturdy taking part in Scarlet Knight basketball and I’ll rejoin the staff as quickly as I can,” she added.
Eatman served as performing head coach for 3 video games following the sickness and loss of life of Stringer’s mom, Thelma Stoner, in 2016.
Rutgers has three regular-season video games left, beginning with a house recreation in opposition to Wisconsin on Monday.