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Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph

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“Lots of people have dreams, but C. Vivian Stringer is the dream—a coalminer’s daughter who believed when her Poppa told her there was no obstacle she could not surmount. And she lives that dream, teaching others to rise up to meet challenges, turning underdogs into champions again and again—on and off the court. This is the quintessential American story, of a woman and of a family pulling together against the odds. Standing Tall offers an important message of hope to so many.”

—John Chaney, Hall of Fame college basketball coach

At a time when heroes are too rare, C. Vivian Stringer sets a shining example. She has time and again shown character, fortitude, and heart, both on and off the hardwood, and in the face of unbearable loss. In Standing Tall, she shares her remarkable life story, inspiring us to find this fortitude within ourselves.

“Work hard, and don’t look for excuses,” Stringer’s parents told her, “and you can achieve anything.” But her faith and perseverance would be tested many times. A gifted athlete, she had to fight for a place on an all-white cheerleading squad in the sixties. In 1981, just as her coaching career was taking off, her fourteen-month-old daughter, Nina, was stricken with spinal meningitis. Nina would never walk or talk again. Still grieving, Stringer brought a small, poor, historically black college to the national championships—a triumph hailed as “Hoosiers with an all-female cast.” In 1991, her husband, Bill—her staunchest supporter, the father of her children, and the love of her life—fell dead of a sudden heart attack, but that same year, she led yet another young team to the Final Four. Through these dark times and others—including her bout with cancer, shared here for the first time—Stringer has carried her burdens with grace. Given her history, it was no surprise that she led her team to respond to Don Imus’s slurs with dignity and courage.

Standing Tall is a story of quiet strength in the face of punishing odds. Above all, it is an extraordinary love story—love for the game, for the players she has coached, for her close-knit family, and for the husband she lost far too soon. It will resonate long after the last page.

Synopsis:

In an inspirational memoir, the coach of the Rutgers University women's basketball team describes how perseverance and acceptance have helped her deal with the challenges of life, from her youth as one of six children of a coal miner, to her daughter's devastating illness and husband's sudden death, to become one of the most successful coaches in women's basketball history. 100,000 first printing.

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Coal miner's daughter, gifted athlete, and head coach of the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights, C. Vivian Stringer tells her story of facing punishing odds yet managing to carry her burdens with grace and lead her team twice to the national championships.

About the Author

C. VIVIAN STRINGER is the head coach of the Rutgers University women’s basketball team. A member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, she has been named National Coach of the Year three times by her peers. She was formerly the head coach of the University of Iowa women’s basketball team and the Cheyney State women’s basketball team. She was also the assistant coach for the gold medal–winning 2004 U.S. Olympic team. Born in Edenborn, Pennsylvania, she has two sons, David and Justin, and a daughter, Nina. She lives in New Jersey.

LAURA TUCKER has coauthored books on a wide range of topics. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307449269
Subtitle:
A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph
Publisher:
Crown Publishers
Author:
C. Vivian Stringer with Laura Tucker
Author:
Laura , Tucker
Author:
Stringer, C. Vivian
Author:
Tucker, Laura
Author:
C. Vivian Stringer
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Sports - Basketball
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Basketball coaches
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Basketball coaches -- United States.
Subject:
Stringer, C. Vivian
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball Coaching
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Basketball General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080304
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
304

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Sports
Biography » Women
Education » Higher Education
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Basketball » Coaching
Sports and Outdoors » Sports and Fitness » Basketball » General

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Product details 304 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307449269 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In an inspirational memoir, the coach of the Rutgers University women's basketball team describes how perseverance and acceptance have helped her deal with the challenges of life, from her youth as one of six children of a coal miner, to her daughter's devastating illness and husband's sudden death, to become one of the most successful coaches in women's basketball history. 100,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Coal miner's daughter, gifted athlete, and head coach of the Rutgers University Scarlet Knights, C. Vivian Stringer tells her story of facing punishing odds yet managing to carry her burdens with grace and lead her team twice to the national championships.
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