Congratulations to Coach Joyner for being awarded the NCHSAA Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award!
Mike Joyner is a 27-year veteran North Carolina educator. He has served the Johnston, Sampson, and Wake County school systems as a teacher, coach and athletic director. Born in Wayne County and raised in Duplin County, he is a 1989 graduate of North Duplin High School and a 1993 graduate of East Carolina University.
Joyner started his career as a social studies teacher at Selma Middle School in 1994. He also served as football and baseball coach and athletic director during that time. In 1996, Joyner moved to Smithfield-Selma High School where he worked until 2012. He served there as a social studies teacher and head baseball coach for 16 years and as athletic director for the last 8 years. He also was an assistant football coach and defensive coordinator for the football team for 7 years at Smithfield-Selma. During the 2012-2013 school year, Joyner was a social studies teacher, assistant football coach and head baseball coach at Hobbton High School in Newton Grove. Since June of 2013, he has been the athletic director and social studies teacher at Wake Forest High School. He also has served as head baseball coach there since 2016.
Joyner’s baseball teams have won 7 conference titles in his career and have made the state playoffs 12 times. His overall record is 311-200-1 as a head coach.
Under Joyner, Wake Forest’s athletic department has won 4 state championships, 9 regional championships and numerous conference championships.