On May 23, 2019, the Saint Ignatius basketball program named its 24th head coach in its 104-year history – Cameron Joyce.
Joyce brings a wealth of experience to the Saint Ignatius basketball program. Most recently, he served as the Director of Operations for the men’s basketball program at Ohio University. In that role, Joyce managed all day-to-day operations for the Bobcats, including team travel, practice schedules, two graduate assistant coaches, as well as team and youth camps.
Previously, Joyce spent two seasons as the assistant video coordinator at the University of Florida under head coach Mike White. Joyce broke down and edited game film, preparing opponent scouting reports and supervising three video office interns. During his time in Gainesville, the Gators notched a 48-24 record, advancing to the Regional Final of the 2017 NCAA Championship after defeating East Tennessee State, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Prior to working for the Gators, Joyce served as an assistant coach at Northwood University, his alma mater, for the 2014-15 season. At Northwood, Joyce prepared game plans and scouting reports, organized recruiting, and coordinated team travel.
Before his stop in Florida, Joyce was a graduate assistant at Tiffin University for the 2013-14 season. He has also worked several camps, clinics and tournaments, including the Larry Shyatt Clinic, Mike White Summer Camps & Team Camps and the King James AAU Tournament.
Before starting his coaching career, Joyce enjoyed a solid career as a player. He played for his father, Dru Joyce II, helping to lead St. Vincent-St. Mary to three District Championships, one Regional Championship, and an OHSAA State Semifinal appearance. After a year at the Patterson Prep School in North Carolina, Joyce headed to Kent State University. He transferred to Northwood after a year and a half at Kent State. Joyce played for three years for the Timberwolves, a Division II program, serving as captain for all three seasons. He finished his career with the second-most career assists in Northwood history, earning Second Team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors in 2011-12.
Joyce is first African-American head basketball coach in school history. Joyce is the 24th head coach in the 105-year history of Saint Ignatius basketball. The Wildcats have a 1,398-684 record all-time, having won 26 District Championships, 4 Regional Championships, and 1 State Championship.
During his first season in 2019-20, Joyce led the Wildcats to a 15-9 record and a District Semifinal appearance. In his second season, Joyce led the Wildcats to their first Regional Championship since 2001 as the Cats finished the 2020-21 season 19-7. In 2022, the Cats got back to the Final Four.
Under coach Joyce, the Saint Ignatius Basketball program won back-to-back Regional Championships. That was the first time in program history.
Joyce led the Wildcats to a District and Regional Championship in 2021
Joyce and the Wildcats took a team trip to Miami in January 2020, rolling to a 2-1 record against Florida competition.
Joe Isabella '15
Tom Parker ‘10
Head Coach: Tom Parker '10 (3rd season as JV Head Coach: 54-7)
Assistant: Matt Porath '04
Assistant: Devin Jackson '17
Assistant: James Laughery '16
Head Coach: Tom Fraser
Assistant: Ryan Berger '16
Assistant: Gary Lauch
Head Coach: Devin Jackson '17
Assistant Coach: Kevin Jackson
Title: Head Coach
High School: St. Vincent-St. Mary
College: Northwood University
Coaching Experience: 8 seasons (3rd season as head coach)
Overall Record: 51-28
State Championships: 0
As of April 2022