CONFIRMED: Vickie Johnson hired as head coach of Dallas Wings


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Vickie Johnson (left) as seen talking to Angel McCoughtry during the 2020 WNBA Finals. | Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

Former WNBA player and two-time All-Star Vickie Johnson will be the next head coach of the Dallas Wings, bringing Black female representation back the league’s group of head coaches.

Vickie Johnson has been hired as the next head coach of the Dallas Wings, President and CEO Greg Bibb announced over Zoom on Wednesday.

Johnson is now the only current Black female head coach in the WNBA.

Johnson was the head coach of the San Antonio Stars for one year (2017) and has been an assistant coach in the league for a total of nine seasons, all with the same franchise (the current Las Vegas Aces and former San Antonio Stars). She spent six seasons in San Antonio and the last three working under head coach Bill Laimbeer in Las Vegas. The Aces advanced to the WNBA Semifinals in 2019 and the Finals in 2020.

As a WNBA player, Johnson spent nine seasons with the New York Liberty and four in San Antonio, whose team was then called the Silver Stars.

Brian Agler was the head coach of the Wings in 2019 and 2020 and the team missed the playoffs both seasons.