Jay Joyner

Jay Joyner

Teams coached: North Carolina A&T Aggies
North Carolina A&T record: 50-72 (.410)
Overall record^: 50-72 (.410)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2018)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2021-2023 Yavapai College
2016-2019 North Carolina A&T
2012-2016 North Carolina A&T (asst)
2009-2012 Columbia State CC
2008-2009 Cumberland (asst)
2006-2008 Rutgers (asst)
2005-2006 Columbia State CC (asst)
2003-2005 Tennessee State (asst)

Jay Joyner Facts

  • Jay Joyner
  • Hometown: Amityville, New York
  • Alma Mater: Middle Tennessee State University (BA)
  • Played at South Carolina State under longtime head coach Cy Alexander for three seasons
    • Would later finish his degree at Middle Tennessee after starting his coaching career in TN
  • First coaching jobs were at Centennial HS (Franklin, TN), Tennessee State (under Alexander) and Columbia State CC (TN)
  • Spent two seasons as an assistant at Rutgers under head coach Fred Hill and then one season at NAIA Cumberland (TN)
  • Returned to Columbia State CC as head coach in 2009, going 61-23 in three seasons and winning two TN CC Athletic Association titles
  • Arrived at North Carolina A&T in 2012, spending four seasons under his former coach Cy Alexander, before taking over as head coach midway through the 2015-16 season
    • After winning just three games in his first full season, his 2017-18 Aggies team won 20 games and played in the 2018 CIT
    • In December 2019, the school announced that Joyner was suspended indefinitely from his position
      • The Aggies were 3-10 at the time; went 14-5 the remainder of the year under interim head coach Will Jones
    • The University officially accepted Joyner’s resignation in June 2020 and Jones was named his permanent replacement
  • Hired in November 2021 to be the head coach of the newly-reinstated basketball program at Yavapai College in Arizona
    • Went 7-23 during the 2022-23 season; resigned in March 2023 without any publicly stated reason

Jay Joyner Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I level only