West Charlotte High School has a new but familiar face on the staff. Stephen Joyner, Jr. is the new Athletic Director at the historic high school.
Joyner is a proud graduate of West Charlotte High School and Johnson C. Smith University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He was a member of the Golden Bull Men’s Basketball team playing under his father, Stephen Joyner, Sr. (JCSU Head Men’s Basketball Coach and Athletic Director). He was one of the top point guards in the CIAA, amassing 399 assists with an average of 4.53 assists per game during his final three seasons (1998-2001). During his senior year, Joyner helped the Golden Bulls capture the 2001 CIAA Tournament Championship, the NCAA DII South Atlantic Regional title, and advanced to the NCAA Division II “Elite Eight”; all firsts in school history.
Since graduating from JCSU, he has had a very successful career coaching basketball. Beginning at Livingstone College, serving as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach under the guidance of his uncle and Head Coach, the late Edward “Buck” Joyner, Sr. (RIP Big Buck). He later moved on to Winston Salem State University, serving as the Head Coach of the Lady Rams. He had back-to-back winning season with an overall record of 35-21. Most recently, served as the 6th Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Johnson C. Smith University for 10 successful seasons. Joyner has also coached basketball at North Carolina Central, UNC-Ashville, and Florida A&M University.
West Charlotte is no stranger to championship winning teams. Over the years they have won multiple championships including, Men’s Basketball (1963, 1966, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2011, 2022), Women’s Basketball (2009), Football (1954, 1995), Men’s Track (1995, 1999, 2003), Men’s Indoor Track (1999), and Volleyball (1997, 2000). They also have a number of graduates that have gone on to play professional sports including Jeff McInnis (NBA), Kennedy Meeks (NBA), Calvin Brock (Boxer and Olympian), Patrick Williams (NBA), and Steve Wilks (NFL Coach).
Joyner is excited about new role at West Charlotte High School and so am I. He comes with a wealth of knowledge, not only about athletics, but also about West Charlotte High School and the community. I can’t wait to see all the great things he will do at the DUB C….YOU KNOW!