Edward Joyner

Edward Joyner, Jr. (born June 28, 1972)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Hampton Pirates
Current conference: Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)
Hampton record: 205-209 (.495)
Overall record: 205-209 (.495)

Career Accomplishments:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2009-present Hampton
2006-2009 Hampton (asst)
1995-2006 Johnson C. Smith (asst. HC)
2001-2006 Johnson C. Smith (women’s asst)

Edward Joyner Facts

  • Edward Joyner, Jr.
  • Born June 28, 1972
  • Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: Johnson C. Smith University (BA, 1995) / Hampton University (MA, 2016)
  • Father was the late Edward “Buck” Joyner, Sr., a longtime head coach at St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA
    • Edward, Sr. later served as a volunteer assistant for Edward, Jr. – aka “Little Buck” – at Hampton before passing away in Dec 2017
  • Played collegiately at D-II Johnson C. Smith in Charlotte, where his uncle – Stephen Joyner, Sr. – was head coach and AD
    • Became the assistant head coach for his uncle after graduation, serving in that capacity for eleven seasons
    • From 2001-2006 he also served as an assistant coach with the Johnson C. Smith women’s program
    • His cousin Stephen, Jr. was named the head women’s coach at Johnson C. Smith in July 2012
  • Moved up to Division I in 2006 when he joined Kevin Nickelberry‘s staff at Hampton
  • Elevated to head coach three years later, leading the Pirates to the 2011 NCAA Tournament in his second season
    • Has taken the Pirates to the postseason seven times in ten years: three NCAA Tournaments, one NIT, two CBIs and one CIT; reached the semifinals of the 2019 CIT
    • For the first nine seasons of his tenure, the program was a member of the MEAC; joined the Big South starting in 2018-19
  • Along with his wife, Aerian, has three children

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