Coach Joiner became a legend during the 1960s when his Sidney Lanier teams dominated high school basketball with four titles and two runner-up finishes in a seven-year period. He produced state championship teams in 1962, 1963, 1965 and 1967. He was also involved in another Sidney Lanier state championship team as an all-state player in 1949.
After retiring from his basketball duties with a career record of 235-43, he took over as head football coach for five years. Always willing to share his knowledge, he was a popular basketball clinic speaker. He coached seven years at Walton County, Fla., at the outset of his coaching career. A graduate of Sidney Lanier High School and Troy State University.