After being suspended last season . North Carolina A&T announced that Jay Joyner has stepped down. Joyner had a record of 50-72 while coaching the Aggies.
EAST GREENSBORO – Jay Joyner has resigned as the head men’s basketball coach at North Carolina A&T, effective immediately.
“North Carolina A&T Athletics is appreciative of the dedication coach Joyner contributed to the men’s basketball program first as an assistant and then as a head coach,” N.C. A&T Director of Athletics, Earl M. Hilton III said. “We wish him all the best going forward.”
Joyner took over the Aggies program on an interim basis on Jan. 29, 2016 after serving as an assistant at N.C. A&T since the 2012-13 season. He led the Aggies to a 5-5 finish down the stretch including a 5-3 record in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in 2016.
Hilton named Joyner the permanent head coach on March 6, 2016, making him the 10th head N.C. A&T men’s basketball coach in the modern era (1952-present).
During the 2017-18 season, Joyner orchestrated one of the biggest turnarounds in NCAA history improving the Aggies by 17 games with a 20-15 record overall and an 11-5 mark in the MEAC. It was only the Aggies second 20-win season in the past 31 seasons.
The following season he went 19-13 overall and 13-3 in the MEAC. Joyner’s teams were also very good at home going 31-15 (.674) during his tenure. Joyner was 50-72 in three full seasons and two abbreviated seasons at N.C. A&T.