Stars hire Vickie Johnson as next Head Coach

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The San Antonio Stars have hired Vickie Johnson as their next Head Coach, the team announced on Thursday morning.

Johnson will be the ninth head coach in Stars franchise history and has spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach under Dan Hughes.

The 44-year-old spent 13 seasons in the WNBA, including four with San Antonio. During her time with the then-Silver Stars, Johnson led the Stars to the Western Conference Finals and the WNBA Finals in 2008.

Johnson will take over the youngest team in the league. The Stars have won just 13 combined games in the past two seasons and lost a total of 57 – but this is without star players Kayla McBride and Danielle Robinson.

“Coach Johnson’s experience, passion for teaching, fierce competitive spirit and commitment to our organization made her the perfect candidate to lead our team moving forward,” said Stars General Manager Ruth Riley. “We have been very fortunate to have Coach Johnson as a part of our Stars family for the past decade. She has a strong understanding of our culture and goals, and we are thrilled that she will be our next head coach.”

The Stars will open the 2017 season on May 13 on the road against the New York Liberty at 2 p.m. inside Madison Square Garden.

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Stephen Anderson is a writer and editor for the Project Spurs Network. He joined the PS team back in 2014 as a staff writer with Project Spurs and has taken over as editor for network sites Stars Hoops, Rampage Central, and Red Black 90. Stephen graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2017 with a degree in Communications Arts, specializing in Journalism and Public Relations. He is a credentialed media member for the San Antonio Stars, Rampage, and San Antonio FC.

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