Stars’ Top 15 Moments in History: #4

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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<#5: Becky Hammon Jersey Retirement

<#6: Moriah Jefferson with the Nice Dish vs. the Dream

<#7: Silver Stars Host 2011 WNBA All-Star Game

<#8: Danielle Robinson and rookie Kayla McBride are selected to the WNBA All-Star 2015 Team as Western Conference All-Star Reserves

<#9: Vickie Johnson finds Sophia Young for a Game Winning Basket to Force a Game 3 in 2008 Conference Final

<#10: Head Coach Dan Hughes Named WNBA Coach of the Year, 2007

<#11: Stars Capture Franchise’s First and Only Conference Championship Play, 2008

<#12: Silver Stars Defeat Sacramento Monarchs in Western Conference Semifinals, 2007

<#13: Stars Sign Vickie Johnson

<#14: Stars Acquire Ruth Riley and Becky Hammon

<#15: Utah Starzz Relocate to San Antonio