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Phoenix Mercury add two new assistant coaches to Nate Tibbetts’ staff

The Phoenix Mercury announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches to the staff. Megan Vogel and Michael Joiner were added to head coach Nate Tibbetts’ staff this offseason.

Vogel joins from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, where she coached for 11 seasons. During her time there, the team qualified for four NCAA Tournament appearances, six Horizon League regular-season titles and four Horizon League Tournament titles. She also held various other coaching positions since 2009 and was a South Dakota State University player from 2003-07. She was drafted 19th overall by the Washington Mystics in the 2007 WNBA draft.

Joiner was an assistant coach for the NBA G League’s Memphis Hustle since 2019. Previously, he was a four-year starter at Florida State and then played four seasons professionally in the G League, which included two seasons playing under Tibbetts. He additionally played 10 seasons internationally in North America, Asia, Australia and Europe.

The Mercury’s first game of the 2024 WNBA season will be on the road against the Las Vegas Aces on May 14.

Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire