Texas Tech Lady Raider basketball legend and 1993 NCAA Champion Noel Johnson passed away Tuesday at the age of 47 after losing her battle with ovarian cancer., according to a statement posted online on June. 8, 2020.
Noel Johnson was the Texas Tech starting point guard for the 1993 NCAA Championship run.
Johnson played a critical role in the program winning four-consecutive Southwest Conference titles and reaching four NCAA Sweet 16 during her career in Lubbock. Johnson played at Texas Tech from 1991-1995.
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Lady Buff Basketball wroteBuff Nation, please join us in Honoring the life & legacy of Midwestern State WBB Coach Noel Johnson. Coach, mentor & friend. Your life was a blessing to all. Praying for the Mustang family & all WBB players. #ForeverInOurHearts
@vivathematadors wroteWe join the Texas Tech and Midwestern State communities in mourning the death of Lady Raider great Noel Johnson.The Wichitan wrote
Women’s basketball head coach Noel Johnson has passed Tuesday, June 9 following her 14-month battle with stage four ovarian cancer. The Wichitan spoke with past and present athletes and coaches about how Coach J impacted their lives.
Sad news today as @LadyRaiderWBB legend Noel Johnson passes away after a 14 month battle with cancer. She was surrounded by friends and family. Rest In Peace to a great coach, friend, mentor, and teammate #noelstrong #gameday pic.twitter.com/K4eR6zy3S3
— Paul Tubbs (@PaulTubbs_TV) June 9, 2020
Sad day. Sending my condolences to the entire Midwestern State University athletic department on the loss of head women’s basketball coach Noel Johnson, Also on Texas Tech’s national champion team. Johnson. Aged 47. (Photo by Lauren Roberts/Times Record News, Wichita Falls, TX) pic.twitter.com/wd3TZ7TxMw
— Eric Viccaro (@ericjournalism) June 9, 2020
So sad to hear the passing of great friend, former Nazareth-Lady Raider great and @MSUMustangs coach, Noel Johnson. She was loved by so many, and loved so many. She was one of the best I knew and handled everything in front of her with tremendous courage. Love you, coach pic.twitter.com/vLeDFrI8V8
— Kale Steed (@KaleSteed) June 9, 2020
The Pioneer family sends its sincere condolences to the family, friends, and players of @MSUMustangs head basketball coach Noel Johnson. Coach Johnson was a true competitor, and her determination, fight, and courage were an inspiration to all. #NoelStrong pic.twitter.com/bwoS3U2GpA
— Texas Woman’s Pioneers (@twupioneers) June 9, 2020