C. Vivian Stringer coaches the Scarlet Knights, the women's basketball team at Rutgers University.
C. Vivian Stringer, coach of the Rutgers women's basketball team, is among the year's fascinating people, named by Tell Me More. Stringer became widely-known to the world following racially disparaging remarks directed at her team by media personality Don Imus. After a strong public outcry, Imus was later fired by by CBS Radio and MSNBC for making the comments.
The Rev. DeForest "Buster" Soaries is pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, N.J., and former Secy. of State for New Jersey. Following the Imus incident, Soaries, a friend of Stringer, helped orchestrate a highly-publicized meeting between Imus and the Rutgers players, which resulted in an apology from Imus.
Soaries discusses Coach Stringer's leadership style and how her faith has guided her through some of life's toughest challenges, including the sudden death of her husband.