Stars Celebrate the Career of Head Coach Dan Hughes after the Last Game of the Season, Sunday September 18th 2016


Coach Hughes’ final game with the Stars was against the Phoenix Mercury in the last game of the regular season, on Sunday, September 18th.

A two-time WNBA Coach of the Year (2001, 2007), Hughes spent 17 years in the league as a general manager and 16 seasons as a head coach – with the Charlotte Sting, the Cleveland Rockers and San Antonio Stars. He owns the record for the most games coached and ranks second in wins (237) among WNBA head coaches, while leading his teams to 10 playoff appearances, four Western Conference Finals and one WNBA Finals. He is the only coach in WNBA history to take three different franchises to the playoffs. Hughes guided the 2008 Stars to a 24-10 mark, earning the best record in the league, the franchise’s first Western Conference Championship and its first trip to the WNBA Finals.

View full press release here.

Coach Hughes: Father to the Stars
by: Lorne Chan sastars.com

View Gallery: Dan Hughes Retirement Ceremony


Coach Hughes’ basketball career and life off the court can be divided into three pillars: Family, Faith, and Basketball. Below, take a closer look at how each of these pillars impacted Coach Hughes.