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For Joyner, YMCA a family tradition
Statesboro YMCA directors dad also made it a career
Tory Joyner Web
Tory Joyner, executive director of the Statesboro Family YMCA, pauses among its new exercise equipment, some of which arrived emblazoned with the Y logo. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
Tory Joyner came to the job of executive director of the Statesboro Family YMCA with a family legacy in YMCA management and career experience deeper than might be expected at a startup. Joyner, with about 20 years of experience as a YMCA professional, was hired in July to head the YMCA of Coastal Georgia's new Statesboro branch and started work in mid-August. By then, the facility was taking shape through renovation of the former Sallie Zetterower Elementary School on Clairborne Avenue at East Jones. Local people had planned for several years, acquired the building and grounds, raised money and sought the regional association's help to create a Statesboro-based Y with programs tailored for the community. Statesboro Family YMCA board chair Bob Mikell and YMCA of Coastal Georgia District Vice President Krystal McGee took Joyner to lunch and showed him Statesboro before he went to Savannah to interview for the job.
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