April 22, 2011
    Joyce named women's basketball assistant
    Former Bucknell assistant joins Tech staff

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech women’s basketball coach Dennis Wolff announced today the addition of Tom Joyce to the women’s basketball program as assistant coach. Joyce joins Chantelle Anderson and Billi Godsey on the coaching staff.

    "Tom and I have had a long relationship and I have always thought of him as a very bright coach and as an aggressive recruiter," said Wolff. "I am excited about his hiring and look forward to his helping us move forward."

    Joyce recently completed his second season on the Bucknell men's basketball staff as the manager of basketball operations. A 2000 graduate of Boston College, Joyce served in a similar role a Boston University prior to coming to Bucknell.

    Joyce transferred to Boston College in 1997 from Norwich, where he started all 52 games during a two-year span and was elected the team's captain in his sophomore campaign. Following graduation, Joyce got his start in the coaching ranks at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass., serving as an assistant coach for two seasons (2001-03). His recruiting efforts at WPI helped take a program that had lost 30 consecutive games prior to his appointment to winning four-straight NEWMAC championships and earning three NCAA tournament bids.

    After WPI, Joyce moved on to St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., where he was the top assistant and head recruiting coordinator for four seasons. During his tenure, the Hawks won back-to-back Northeast 10 conference championships (2003-04, 2004-05), earning the conference's automatic NCAA bid each year. In 2004-05, the squad finished 21st in the final Division II national rankings.

    Joyce is a 2000 graduate of Boston College with a bachelor's degree in from the Carroll School of Mangement with a concentration in Finance.

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