Xavier Joyner enters his first season as an assistant coach with the men's basketball program for the 2018-19 season.
Joyner brings a wealth of experience to the Mount, including stops at the collegiate, high school and AAU realms during his lengthy coaching career. Joyner recently completed his third season as the assistant coach and scouting director at Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, where he helped lead the team to a 33-4 overall record and a perfect 18-0 mark in WCAC play during the 2017-18 regular season, as they broke the school record for most regular season victories and longest winning streak (25) during the historic campaign. Joyner's Panthers captured the WCAC Regular Season Title and VISAA Division I State Championship, and finished the season ranked No. 14 in the nation in the USA Today Poll.
Joyner has also spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach for one of the top AAU programs in the country, Nike Team Takeover, based out of Washington, D.C. Joyner helped the team capture the prestigious Las Vegas FAB 48 Championship in 2017, while also propelling the 16U EYBL squad to the No. 1 ranking in the nation in the final poll of the season.
Prior to his time in the high school and AAU circuits, Joyner was a head coach at Prince George's Community College (2010-15) and Montgomery College Germantown (2004-10). He's one of the all-time winningest junior college head coaches in the country with over 200 victories, and is the only coach in Maryland JUCO history to win regional championships at two different schools. During his time as a JUCO head coach, Joyner collected coach of the year honors on six occasions.
As a player, Joyner was a member of the Husson University men's basketball program in Bangor, Maine. He was an all-conference performer and helped lead his squad to back-to-back Maine Athletic Conference Championships. Joyner was also the recipient of the Allen Kenyon Leadership Award and the Nelson Degrasse Scholar-Athlete Award.
Joyner graduated from Husson in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in business administration/marketing.