Title















Site Registration | FInd a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map | Search the Site
The Voice of the Black Community

Sports

Joyner inducted to CIAA HOF
Basketball coach has 3 tourney titles
 
Published Sunday, January 19, 2014 11:06 am
by Herbert L. White

Johnson C. Smith men’s basketball coach Steve Joyner has earned the CIAA’s highest honor.

clientuploads/v39n19photos/sptsv39n20p01.gif
PHOTO/CURTIS WILSON
Johnson C. Smith men's basketball coach Steve Joyner has been inducted to the CIAA's John B. McLendon Hall of Fame. Joyner's 476 wins and three CIAA tournanent titles is tops among active coaches.

Joyner is of seven inductees to the league’s John B. McLendon Hall of Fame, announced on Friday. Joyner will be inducted on Feb. 28 at Charlotte Convention Center as part of the CIAA basketball tournament.

Joyner, whose 476-288 record over 27 seasons is the best in school history and tops among active CIAA coaches. His first head-coaching job was with JCSU's women's basketball program, going 92-87 from 1980-87 and leading the Golden Bulls to their first appearance in the NCAA Division II tournament. As men’s coach, Joyner has won seven division championships, three tournament titles and advanced to the Division II Elite Eight in 2001. He was selected as the CIAA Coach of the Year in 1992, 1997 and 2001, when he also earned the NCAA South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year honor. Four of Joyner’s teams finished second in the CIAA tournament.

In addition to Joyner, the CIAA is also inducting former Livingstone track and field coach Cliff Huff, Anthony Boggan (Saint Augustine’s  men’s basketball), Lawrence “Peaches” Coleman (Saint Augustine’s men’s golf), Harold Deane (Virginia State men’s basketball), Walter Lovett, Sr. (Virginia State football), and former CIAA commissioner Bob Moorman, a Hampton graduate. 

 

Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all
22

Charlotte Food & Wine Weekend

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Charlotte

22

Circus Blast

In a Big Top that soars 70 feet... Exploding with

24

Miles and Coltrane: BLUE(.)

This play presented by On Q productions captures

Latest News

read all

'Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow'

Exhibit opens May 7 at Levine Museum of the New South

JazzArts Summer Music Camp to offer more scholarships

The one-week music training program is open to students in grades 7-12

Duke Energy hosts scholarship gala

May 1 fete to honor academic achievement