Joy McCorvey was announced as an assistant coach for the Florida State Women’s Basketball team on May 4, 2018, by head coach Sue Semrau.
McCorvey spent her last six years (2012-18) as an assistant coach at Michigan out of the Big Ten.
A four-year captain at St. John’s from 2006-10, she helped build up the Michigan women’s basketball program during her six seasons in Ann Arbor.
One of her responsibilities over her last five years has been the development of her post players, helping pave the way for a second-round NCAA Tournament appearance for the Wolverines in 2017-18.
Michigan led the Big Ten in 2017-18 in rebound margin at +8.5 per game, a statistic that has been synonymous with Florida State’s success.
A special 2016-17 season in which Michigan set its program mark with 28 wins included helping former post player Cyesha Goree receive her second consecutive All-Big Ten second team honor.
McCorvey’s established résumé also includes coaching five different players to eight All-Big Ten honors, including incoming Florida State Women’s Basketball graduate assistant Jillian Dunston who earned a spot on the 2018 Big Ten All-Defensive Team.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Child Education from St. John’s in 2010.
McCorvey was part of a coaching staff that signed a consensus Top-20 signing class in 2015.
As a former student-athlete from 2006-10, she led the Red Storm to three post-season trips which included an NCAA Second Round appearance in 2010.
She ranks third at St. John’s with 777 career rebounds and is one of just four players at the school with 700+ points and rebounds.
McCorvey, a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection, was an assistant coach at her alma mater in 2011-12 in a season that included ending UConn’s 99-game win streak and reaching the program’s first NCAA Sweet 16.