Barry Joyce, who has been a member of the NC State Athletics Department since November of 2001, was promoted to Associate Athletics Director for Facilities and Operations in February of 2011. He started at State as Director of Indoor Athletics Facilities and was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director in October of 2003.
Joyce is charged with management of all athletics facilities; supervision of the facilities, game operations and Olympic sports equipment staffs; oversight of all operations--which includes event management and Olympic Sport equipment room operations; and management of capital projects.
He supervises facility scheduling and planning, as well as the implementation of the facilities and operations unit directives within the Athletics Department's Strategic Plan developed for 2012-17.
Joyce also has oversight of all event operations associated with NC State home athletic contests, ACC and NCAA championships hosted by NC State and special events hosted in athletics venues.
He is responsible for a $6.35 Million budget and manages 28 full-time employees.
Since arriving at NC State in 2001 Joyce has been heavily involved in all major facility enhancements including the Wendell Murphy Football Center, Vaughn Towers, Dail Office Tower at Doak Field, Isenhour Tennis Facility, Dail Basketball Center, Wolfpack Training Center and major improvements to Reynolds Coliseum, Case Academic Center, Weisiger-Brown, and the Dail Softball, Dail Soccer and Derr Track Complex.
He is a member of the department senior staff and serves as liaison with the Chancellor's office for post-season travel and special projects; facility design and construction; facility operations and grounds management; University Recreation, transportation and parking; and campus police.
Before coming to NC State, Joyce served as Assistant for Athletic Facilities and Operations at the University of North Carolina from 1993-2001, where he managed Eddie Smith Field House; oversaw football game day operations; assisted with men's basketball, Olympic Sport and ACC/NCAA Championship game operations; and helped coordinate facility renovation and construction projects.
A native of Stuart, Virginia, Joyce earned his B.S. in business management (1988) and Master's in education (sports management, 1992) from Virginia Tech. He is also a graduate of the Sports Management Institute (2000).
He and his wife Cathy, a native of Fayetteville, have a daughter Maggie and reside in Chapel Hill, NC.