Joyce Maudie became Tennessee State University's head softball coach in 2002. In 2007, Maudie guided the Tigers to their first winning season in program history, with a 35-23 record.
With a wealth of head coaching experience, Maudie has amassed more than 300 career wins. She has been recognized by four different conferences as Coach of the Year including receiving the Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year Award in 2007.
Under her guidance, more than thirty Tigers were recognized as NFCA Academic All-Americans and the TSU softball program has been nationally ranked academically among the top Division I teams, with a team average, 3.2 overall GPA.
Along with commitment to academic and athletic excellence, Maudie has involved the Tigers heavily in community service. The Tigers assist with neighborhood clean ups and Habitat for Humanity.
Coach Maudie has held several head coaching positions. She began her career at her alma mater Indiana (Penn.) University. After two years, she moved on to head the softball program at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. After leading the Warhawks to the NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Finals, she was named Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
After a two-year stint in Wisconsin, Maudie moved on to coach at Drexel University. In her first season, the Dragons won the 1992 North Athletic Conference (NAC) regular season title and advanced to their first ever post season. At the completion of the season, Maudie garnered the NAC Coach of the Year Award.
In 1993, Maudie took over the softball program at Barton College where she led the team to their first winning season while advancing to the NAIA Regional Tournament. In 1995, Maudie received her third conference coach’s award in five years when she was named the Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Coach of the Year.
With a successful reputation, Coach Maudie was selected to start the softball program at Ole Miss. Her squad tallied a 3.34 overall team GPA and was academically ranked in the top five among Division I schools. In addition, Maudie also spent a season as an assistant at Middle Tennessee coaching pitchers.
Currently, Coach Maudie is a member of the NFCA (1990) and is on the 2009 USA Today/Division I Top 25 Poll ranking committee serving her second term. She has been selected as a clinic director for the NCAA's Yes Clinic every year since 2005. The Yes Clinic is in conjunction during the Women's College World Series.
A Pennsylvania native, Maudie competed in softball and basketball at Indiana (Penn.) University. She excelled in softball as a three-year letter winner (the program was started in her sophomore year at IUP) and was named captain in her senior season. Joyce earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education and her Master's degree in Sports Science from Indiana (Penn.).