BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Atlantic Sun Conference has announced that Florida Atlantic University head softball coach Joan Joyce will be inducted into its Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held at the Marriott Shoals Hotel in Florence, Alabama on October 22, 2018.
Joyce is the only coach in the 24-year history of FAU softball. She has guided FAU softball to 12 conference championships, including eight in a row while in the Atlantic Sun, and set a league record for total titles by a sport. FAU has made 11 NCAA Tournament appearances under Joyce's direction. This past season, Joyce won her eighth conference Coach of the Year award after leading the Owls to the Conference USA regular season title. In addition to her success on the diamond, Joyce also had three golfers named ASUN Golfer of the Year as head coach of the women’s golf team.
“It’s always an honor to find out you’ve been inducted to a Hall of Fame,” said Joyce. “It’s a feeling that never really gets old.”
The ASUN Hall of Fame induction is the 12th such honor for Joyce. She also has been enshrined into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Florida Sports Hall of Fame, the Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame, the Connecticut Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame, the Han O'Donnell Hall of Fame, the Fairfield County Sports Hall of Fame, the International Softball Federation Hall of Fame, the National Amateur Softball Hall of Fame, the Greater Waterbury Hall of Fame, and is just one of a handful of Americans who have been inducted into the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame.