Joyce R. Tinner

About This Inductee

At Dallas High School, Joyce enters four varsity letters in field hockey, a first team All-Star midfielder her junior and senior years. She earned four letters in softball and was a first team All-Star shortstop three years, voted MVP of the Wyoming Valley Conference and won the District 2 AAA championship two years (1986 &1988). Joyce played varsity basketball her senior year, bringing her total letters earned to nine. She was the first Dallas graduate to receive a Division I softball scholarship to Penn State University. She was second-team NE Region in 1990 at second base and led the Atlantic 10 conference in doubles, runs batted in and ranked third in batting (.359), hits (52), total bases (74), doubles (13) and runs batted in (36). She was twice named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week and was first team NE Region All-American/All-Atlantic Conference in 1991. She was the first PSU second baseman voted to the All-Conference Team and led the Lady Lions in 10 offensive categories-batting averages (.337), slugging percentage (84), walks (20) and runs batted in (25). Joyce began her coaching career at Dallas Junior High as head softball coach 1994-1996 and head field hockey coach 1996-1999. She was assistant field hockey varsity coach at Dallas Senior High 2002 and is currently head coach with a 10 year career record of 111-50. Her teams were twice Wyoming Valley Conference champions, twice District II runner-ups, and a State semi-finalist/Eastern Conference finalist. Currently employed at The Times Leader newspaper as a circulation district manager and Dr. DeMinico Chiropractic as an exercise physiologist, Joyce resides in Plymouth.