ATHENS, Ohio – Cameron Joyce has been hired as the Ohio men's basketball program's director of operations, as announced by fourth-year head coach Saul Phillips on Wednesday (July 12).
"Cam is a young man with a bright future in the profession," said Phillips. "He really impressed me with his people skills and his knowledge of the game."
Joyce will handle all day-to-day men's basketball operations, all aspects of team travel, academic development and on-campus recruiting and visits and will serve as team liaison with other departments at Ohio. He will also serve as director of Bobcats Summer Basketball Camps.
"I am extremely excited about joining the staff here at Ohio University," said Joyce. "I want to thank Coach Philips and (Director of Athletics) Jim Schaus for the tremendous opportunity that they have given me. I grew up watching the MAC, played in the MAC for a short time, and now, being able to work in the league is an honor. I look forward to working and building relationships with our student-athletes within our program and future ones as well."
Joyce has spent the last two years as the assistant video coordinator at Florida under head coach Mike White, where he edited and broke down game film utilized for scouting of all opponents, created recruiting videos and team highlight films and supervised filming of in-season practices and games. The Gators went 48-24 over the last two seasons – including 23-13 in Southeastern Conference play – and advanced to the East Regional Final of the 2017 NCAA Championship after knocking off East Tennessee State, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Prior to arriving in Gainesville, Joyce served as the assistant coach at his alma mater, Northwood, in 2014-15. He returned to Midland, Mich., after spending 2013-14 as a graduate assistant at Tiffin. Joyce 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.
Joyce competed at St. Vincent St. Mary under his father, Dru Joyce II, leading the Irish to three district championships, a regional title and an Ohio High School Athletic Association semifinal appearance. He spent 2007-08 at The Patterson Prep School before heading to Kent State, where he spent a year and a half before transferring to Northwood. Joyce served as a three-year captain for the Timberwolves and finished his career ranked second on the program's career assists list. He garnered Second Team All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors in 2011-12.
Joyce graduated from Northwood in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, sports & entertainment management. He married the former Devin Wilson on July 20, 2014.
Ohio is coming off a 20-11 (11-7 MAC) 2016-17 season in which it recorded 20 overall wins for the second year in a row and achieved a second-straight 11-win conference campaign. The Bobcats locked down the No. 2 seed in the 2017 Mid-American Conference Tournament presented by VisitMyrtleBeach.com for the second year in a row, earning a bye to the quarterfinals. Ohio topped No. 7-seeded Toledo in the quarters, 67-66, before falling to No. 6-seed and eventual tournament champion Kent State, 68-66, in the league semifinals.