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Vickie Johnson (born April 15, 1972) is a former basketball player and former head coach of the San Antonio Stars.[1] Upon the sale and relocation of the Stars, Johnson was hired by head coach Bill Laimbeer as an assistant coach of the Las Vegas Aces, the Stars' decedent team.[2]

Vickie Johnson
Las Vegas Aces
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1972-04-15) April 15, 1972 (age 47)
Coushatta, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight150 lb (68 kg)
Career information
High schoolCoushatta (Coushatta, Louisiana)
CollegeLouisiana Tech (1992–1996)
WNBA draft1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the New York Liberty
Playing career1997–2009
PositionShooting guard
Number55
Coaching career2011–present
Career history
As player:
1997–2005New York Liberty
2006–2009San Antonio Silver Stars
As coach:
2011–2016San Antonio Stars (assistant)
2017San Antonio Stars
2018–presentLas Vegas Aces (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

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Early yearsEdit

Johnson grew up in Coushatta, Louisiana. Johnson was a letter-man in basketball and track and field. In track and field, she was the Louisiana State Champion on the long jump as a senior.

College yearsEdit

Vickie Johnson was a two-time All-American and Sun Belt Conference MVP at Louisiana Tech University. She led the Lady Techsters to the 1994 NCAA Championship Game, was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year in 1995 and earned Louisiana Player of the Year honors in 1996. She finished her career at Louisiana Tech with 1,891 career points and 831 rebounds and was inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007. She graduated from Louisiana Tech in 1996.

WNBA careerEdit

Johnson was selected 12th overall in the second round of the inaugural WNBA Elite draft in 1997, which was composed of professional women's basketball players who had competed in other leagues, usually international leagues.

She was a two-time WNBA all-star and was the first New York Liberty player to record 2000 points.

In June 2005 in honor of Johnson's 3,000 points scored, Sandy Levine, owner of the world-famous Carnegie Deli in Manhattan, created the VJ Classic sandwich, a 3,000 calories (13,000 kJ) belly-busting sandwich.

Johnson ended an eight-year career with the Liberty by signing with the San Antonio Silver Stars on February 9, 2006.

Johnson retired from play at the end of 2009 season.[3]

Coaching recordEdit

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win–loss %
Playoffs PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win–loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
SAS 2017 34 8 26 .235 6th in West - - - - Missed Playoffs
Career 34 8 26 .235 0 0 0

European careerEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stars promote Vickie Johnson to head coach". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-12-22.
  2. ^ "Aces Hire Vickie Johnson, Kelly (Schumacher) Raimon as Assistant Coaches". WNBA.com. 23 February 2018. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  3. ^ Vickie Johnson Announces her Retirement at the End of 2009 Season

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