Joan Joyce, who died in 2022, was the softball coach at Florida Atlantic for 28 years. She played softball with the Raybestos Brakettes and the Orange Lionettes in the past.
Joan Joyce, the lone coach in the program’s 28-year history who had multiple claims to fame, including striking out Ted Williams once, died on Sunday, according to the school.
Joyce died on Saturday, according to the school, without specifying the cause of death. She was 81 years old at the time.
FAU President John Kelly said, “Joan was a true sports legend, and we are grateful for the 28 years she spent here, modeling the best in personal and professional ethics for our student-athletes.” “Through the generations of young women she inspired to play — and thrive in — softball and golf, Joan’s impact will carry on at the university and across the country.”
Tribute to Joan Joyce
Joan Joyce will be honored on the NBC Today Show tomorrow (Sunday), according to the NBC Today Show (8:44am)
This comes after numerous tributes from channels such as ABC News, Good Morning America, NBC News, CBS News, and others.
- Well, Joanie, you’re now getting the TRUE respect you’ve always deserved. And there will be more surprises in store!
I want you to know that I will not stop until a large number of people learn about you, and I am confident that others will follow suit.
I miss you so much!
Tony is a good friend of mine.