PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury today announced that veteran coaches Megan Vogel and Michael Joiner have joined head coach Nate Tibbetts’ staff as assistant coaches.
Vogel joins the Mercury from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay where she spent 11 seasons on the sidelines for the women’s basketball program, including two seasons as associate head coach. During her time, she helped lead Green Bay to four NCAA Tournament appearances, six Horizon League regular-season titles and four Horizon League Tournament titles. Her coaching experience also includes serving as an assistant coach at St. Cloud State (2010-13), Minnesota State Mankato (2009) and St. Peter High School (2009). A Saint Peter, Minnesota native, Vogel was a standout player at South Dakota State University (2003-07), where she started all 120 contests during her four-year career and finished second all-time on the Jackrabbits’ scoring list and third in three-point field goals. She was drafted 19th overall by the Washington Mystics in the 2007 WNBA Draft.
Joiner has served as assistant coach for the NBA G League’s Memphis Hustle since 2019. Prior to coaching, Joiner played four seasons professionally in the NBA G League (formerly D League), including two seasons playing for the Sioux Falls Skyforce under then head coach Nate Tibbetts. He also played 10 seasons internationally with teams in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, Korea and Mexico. The Fayetteville, North Carolina native was a four-year starter at Florida State University.
The Phoenix Mercury will open the 2024 WNBA season on the road against the Las Vegas Aces on May 14, followed by the Fry’s Food Stores Home Opener vs. the Atlanta Dream on May 18. Tickets for the home opener are available at phoenixmercury.com/single-game-tickets.