Jeff Joyner enters his third year of his third stint as an associate head coach at Long Beach State. Joyner was previously a part of the 49er coaching staff in 2005, 2006 and 2008.
In Joyner's five years as an assistant, LBSU has claimed two Big West regular season championships and two Big West Tournament titles. He has also been a part of all three of Long Beach State's NCAA Tournament appearances.
Last year, Joyner helped the 49ers reach new heights as the 2011 squad won its second consecutive conference tournament and advanced all the way to the NCAA Elite Eight, the furthest that any Big West team has gone in the postseason. LBSU, which finished with an 18-6-1 overall mark, also established school records for wins, goals (49), assists (52) and points (150). Nadia Link was named a third-team All-American and the Big West Offensive Player of the Year, while Shawna Gordon earned Big West Midfielder of the Year honors. Four other 49ers garnered all-conference recognition.
In 2010, his first year as Long Beach State's top assistant, the team claimed its first Big West Tournament title and earned the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. LBSU finished the campaign with an overall record of 14-6-2. Seven 49ers were selected to the All-Big West team, while Lindsay Bullock garnered midfielder of the year honors.
In 2008, Joyner helped the Long Beach State claim its third consecutive Big West Conference regular season title and make its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
In his first two years with the 49ers, the squad twice set school records for victories, winning 12 games in 2005, before topping that with 14 wins and the program's first-ever Big West title in 2006. In both seasons, LBSU was nationally ranked for the first time in school history.
Joyner previously spent five years as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Cal State Dominguez Hills. His first year with the men's program resulted in an NCAA Division II National Championship, before he coached the women's squad from 2001-04.
Joyner played for CSUDH in 1999, after transferring from Harbor Junior College where he was a two-time All-South Coast selection. Joyner prepped at South Torrance High School, where he was a two-time all-league pick and an All-CIF honoree as a senior. He earned his degree in economics in 2001.