Joan Joyce was the softball coach at Florida Atlantic, for 28 years until her death in 2022. She previously was a softball player for the Raybestos Brakettes and the Orange Lionettes.
She also played and coached volleyball for the Connecticut Clippers and set records as a golfer on the LPGA Tour and for the USA women’s national team.
Softball Great Joan Joyce, Who Struck Out Ted Williams, Dies at 81
Joan Joyce, the lone coach in the program’s 28-year history, died on Sunday, according to the school. Joyce had various claims to fame, including striking out Ted Williams once.
Joyce died on Saturday, according to the school, without specifying the cause of death. She was 81 years old at the time. The death of FAU head softball coach Joan Joyce is announced with great sadness by Florida Atlantic University Athletics.
After a record-breaking career as a softball player for the Raybestos Brakettes and the Orange Lionettes, Joan became the softball coach at Florida Atlantic University.
Joan Joyce Age, Family and Early Life
Joan Joyce was born on August 18, 1940 (Age 81 years) in Waterbury, Connecticut, the U.S. As of now we do not have the information of her parents but she has sister Janis Joyce and brother Joseph Joyce.
Joan Joyce Career, what was her profession?
Joyce was a member of the Brakettes from 1954 to 1963, the Lionettes from 1964 to 1966, then the Brakettes once more from 1967 to 1975. During her career, she set numerous records in the sport that have yet to be broken.
Most all-star team selections in a row (18), National Tournament MVP eight times (1961, 1963, 1968, 1971 (co-MVP), 1973, 1974, and 1975), The number of victories in a season (42) is the highest in a single season (in 1974)
In the National Tournament, there were two no-hit, no-run games (four times) a season’s worth of shutouts (38 in 1974), The number of innings pitched in a game (29 in 1968 against Perkasie), doubles in a career (153), Seasonal doubles (22 in 1968), triples in a career (67), Brakettes team batting champion in 1960, 1962, 1967–69, and 1973, batting average with the highest (.467 in 1971).
She was a coach at Florida Atlantic University, having coached softball since 1994 and women’s golf since 1996. As of 2022, Joyce’s Owls team won eleven conference championships and advanced to eleven NCAA Division I Softball Tournaments.
On March 18, 2022, Joyce earned her 1,000th career win as a head coach, becoming the 27th NCAA Division I softball coach to reach the milestone.
Joan Joyce Net Worth, How much does she earn?
Joan has made quite a fortune from her career as a player and as a coach. She was estimated to be worth $1.3 million at the time of her death in the year 2022.
Was Joan Joyce dating anyone? Who is her Husband?
Joan’s marital status has remained a well-guarded secret from the public view. Her husband’s identity is still unknown.
When it comes to her personal life, Joan, on the other hand, has kept a low profile. She prefers to keep a low profile and her personal life hidden from the public eye.
Is she available on any kind of social media platform?
She is available on Twitter as @joan_jjoyce with 840+ Followers. She does not seem to be active on any other social media.
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