Stars Name Vickie Johnson as Franchise’s 9th Head Coach
As the Stars head into their 15th season in San Antonio, we’ll be taking a look back at the top 15 moments in Stars history. Our #4 moment is from 2016 when the Stars Named Former Stars Player & Assistant Coach Vickie Johnson as the Franchise’s 9th Head Coach.
Vickie Johnson was the WNBA’s Iron Woman, giving her all from the birth of the league to the day she retired in 2009, playing more games in that time than anyone else.
She quickly realized she still had more to give, jumping into coaching with the same passion and desire that made her one of the sport’s favorite hustle players.
When she arrived in San Antonio in 2006, Johnson was the Stars’ first free agent signing, the first one to say she wanted to start something special in South Texas. Johnson is still following through with that commitment a decade later, after four seasons in San Antonio as a player and six more as an assistant coach.
Now, Vickie Johnson is ready for her next step as head coach of the Stars.
Johnson was promoted to head coach on Thursday, succeeding Dan Hughes. Selected to the Stars’ All-Decade team in 2012, Johnson has dedicated her career to establish the tradition and culture of the Stars organization.
“When I signed with San Antonio, the first thing I said to fans was ‘I will bring a championship to you guys,’” Johnson said. “It’s still my goal.”
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