Graduating to college: Former LSU standout Temeka Johnson headed to Western Kentucky as first-time assistant at college level

Temeka Johnson, LSU’s all-time career assists record holder, has earned her first college coaching job at Western Kentucky.

After winning back-to-back state championships as head coach at John Curtis High School, Johnson has moved to the college level in Bowling Green, Kentucky and will coach at the collegiate level for the first time.

Johnson, a former national point guard of the year, was a star at LSU from 2001-05 and helped lead the Tigers to their first two NCAA Final Four appearances in 2004 and 2005, the 2005 SEC Championship and 2003 SEC Tournament Championship. She still owns the LSU record with 945 career assists which also ranks No. 8 in NCAA history.

Johnson, a New Orleans native, was the No. 6 overall selection in the 2005 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics and was named the WNBA’s Rookie of the Year that season when she ranked second in the league in assists that season. In 2009, Johnson won a WNBA Championship with the Phoenix Mercury.

Johnson also played for the Los Angeles Sparks, Tulsa Shock and the Seattle Storm in the WNBA and finished with more than 2,500 career points.

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