|Stephen Joyner, Jr. named Head Women's Basketball Coach at Johnson C. Smith|
Charlotte, NC – Johnson C. Smith University introduced Stephen Joyner, Jr., as the new head women’s basketball coach today during a news conference on campus.
Following his playing career, Joyner, Jr., spent the 2001-02 season as an assistant men's basketball coach at Livingstone College under the guidance of his uncle and head coach, Ed Joyner, Sr. While at Livingstone College, Joyner, Jr., also served as an assistant men's basketball coach for the Charlotte Stars AAU team.
After his stint at Livingstone, Joyner, Jr., spent four seasons on the women’s basketball coaching staff at North Carolina Central University (2002-06). Following his four seasons at NCCU and a brief coaching tenure at UNC-Asheville, Joyner, Jr., returned home to spend two seasons at JCSU, where he served as assistant coach for the women’s basketball and women’s cross country teams.
Joyner, Jr., then moved to the Division I ranks and spent two seasons (2008-10) as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Florida A&M University. Alongside head coach LeDawn Gibson, Joyner, Jr., helped the Lady Rattlers reach a 32-28 record during his two-season span on the bench.
“Steve’s knowledge of JCSU culture and his tie to his alma mater will be key assets as our women’s basketball team rebuilds during the next few years,” said JCSU Athletics Director Steve Joyner, Sr., “He brings a solid set of credentials and experience at both the Division I and Division II levels. We’re happy to have him join our coaching staff as we push our student-athletes to perform at the highest level in academics and in sports.”
Joyner, Jr., follows Moses Sharpe, Stephen Joyner, Sr., Hythia Evans, Barry Street, and Vanessa Taylor to become the sixth head coach of the JCSU women’s basketball program.
|Last Updated ( Mon Jul 16, 2012 - 1:20am )|