Dallas Wings head coach Vickie Johnson will serve as an assistant coach for the 2022 USA National Team at its February training camp and the 2022 FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Washington, D.C.
Johnson returns to USA Basketball after serving as a court coach for the 2019-20 USA National Team that finished with an 11-1 record against collegiate and international opponents. She returned as a court coach for the 2021 USA National Team's February minicamp in South Carolina.
Prior to being named head coach at Dallas ahead of the 2021 season, Johnson joined the Las Vegas Aces coaching staff as an assistant in February 2018, helping the team reach the WNBA semifinals in its second year in Las Vegas, while improving from eight to 14 to 21 wins from 2018 to 2019. In the 2020 WNBA 'wubble,' she helped the Aces to a league-best 18-4 record and the WNBA Finals.
In 2017 Johnson was the head coach of the San Antonio Stars after spending the previous six seasons as a Stars assistant.
A four-year standout and two-time All-American and Sun Belt Conference MVP while playing for Louisiana Tech University, Johnson helped lead Louisiana Tech to the 1994 NCAA Championship game.
After her 1996 graduation from Louisiana Tech, Johnson spent 13 years playing in the WNBA and Europe from 1997-2009. She is a two-time WNBA All-Star (1999 and 2001) and earned the 2008 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award before beginning her coaching career with the Stars in 2011.
She finished her career with 4,243 points and 1,205 assists, which in league history rankrd 36th and 20th following the 2021 season.
Johnson in 2007 was inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame.