Michael Joyce was announced by head coach Bob Bowman as assistant coach of the Sun Devil men’s and women’s swimming teams on July 25, 2017.
“Michael clearly stood out in a very talented field of candidates for this position,” said Bowman. “The breadth of his experience at Princeton, NC State, in club swimming, and at the University of Florida is impressive. His intelligence, personality, and passion will be key assets for our program as we strive for world-class performance.”
Before making the move to Tempe, Joyce served as the lead Sprint & Middle-Distance Coach for the 2016 Ivy League conference and dual meet champion men’s team at Princeton University, assisting 2016 Ivy League Men’s Coach of the Year Rob Orr. He coached four individual Ivy League Conference champions, three conference relay champions, and seven Scholar All-Americans during his time at Princeton as well as seven Olympic Trial qualifiers.
While at Princeton, Joyce directly oversaw all recruiting, team travel, equipment orders, training plans, dry land and out-of-season training, and assisted Coach Orr in all fundraising efforts.
Prior to Princeton, Joyce served as a volunteer assistant coach at NC State during which the men won the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) title, with the men’s and women’s teams breaking a combined 45 school records and 15 conference records in his two seasons in Raleigh.
He also has experience as the Head Age-Group Coach/Senior Assistant Coach at Raleigh Swimming Association (2013-15), Gator Swim Club Elite and Age Group Assistant Coach (2012-13), and at his alma mater.
“I am both humbled and excited to be joining Arizona State’s swimming and diving program,” said Joyce. “It’s clear that this program is on the rise under the leadership of Coach Bowman and his staff. I believe there is no limit to the achievements ASU swimming and diving can and will have due to the support of the entire athletics department. Exciting times are ahead for the program.”
Joyce is a double graduate of the University of Florida, earning his B.S. in Event and Recreation Management (Dec. 2011) and Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration (May 2015). The All-American and two-time Olympic Trials qualifier earned four consecutive NCAA Scholar All-America and SEC Academic First Team honors.