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Joyner inducted into Sports Wall of Fame

On May 17, 2018, Stephen Joyner Sr. was inducted into the Mecklenburg County Sports Wall of Fame. Mary Foxx Johnson ’77 presented the award to Joyner and helped him unveil his plaque on the wall.

He received the accolade in the Coach/Manager category for his accomplishments as a coach and sports administrator at Johnson C. Smith University. Joyner, who serves as JCSU’s head men’s basketball coach and director of athletics, was one of six local sports figures inducted as the Class of 2018. He is the winningest basketball coach in JCSU history and the winningest active coach in the CIAA.

The Sports Wall Of Fame, located at Revolution Park Sports Academy, serves to honor outstanding Mecklenburg County athletes, coaches, and teams who have contributed significantly either to the development of athletes or to the excellence of sports programs in our area or brought national and/or international recognition to Mecklenburg County. The Sports Wall of Fame is a project of the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department.

Joyner’s plaque on the Sports Wall of Fame denotes the following accomplishments:

  • 2005 – Present: JCSU Director of Athletics
  • 2018  Winningest Men’s Basketball Coach in JCSU History & CIAA Winningest Active Coach, 10 CIAA Division Titles
  • JCSU Record 540-346 (Men) & 622-418 (Men & Women) as of 2/27/2018
  • 2015  Joined Mike Kryzyzewski, Roy Williams and Larry Hunter as only coaches in NC with 500 or more career wins
  • 2014  John B. McLendon Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2009, 2008, 2001: Coached JCSU to CIAA Tournament Championships
  • 2001, 1997, 1992: CIAA Coach of the Year
  • 2001 Coached JCSU to NCAA Elite Eight Tournament Finish & #10 Ranking.
  • 2001 NCAA Division II South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year


JCSU proudly salutes Joyner, a legend in the game!

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