Coach Josh Howard


It hasn’t taken long for Josh Howard to transition from an  All-Star player to a successful head coach. The Winston-Salem native is in his third year as head coach of Piedmont International University, and has quickly helped the program reach new heights.

After being hired in the summer of 2016, Howard led the Bruins to a 14-10 season. The team was ranked as high as 7th in Division II and ended the season in 14th. 2017’s season saw the same record at 14-10, but the team enjoyed a huge improvement on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 5th in the division in overall defense. Howard was also able to bring the best out of star player Nash Carter, who finished the season as the second leading scorer in the nation. He was named Player of the Year and won All-Conference honors.


Enjoy some pictures of Howard and the Bruins from this season below. We wish Josh and the kids continuing success this season. If you are in the area please come out and support PIU athletics!

Two Virtuous, Young Ladies

Miah Friday
– Psychology major
– certification in drug and substance abuse
Masters in counseling psychology (children)

Jameika Matlock
– Psychology Major
– Masters in Community psychology
– Non-profit
– PH.D. In community psychology

These 2 ladies have been with the Josh Howard Foundation the last 2 years, tutoring and being big sisters for the No Excuses after school program. They have put in many hours giving back the the community on the south side of Winston-Salem making sure the youth in the program excel in Math & Reading. We at the Josh Howard Foundation would like to say thank you ladies for your time, patients and helping the kids master there craft and also completing your goals at WSSU! Congrats Ladies, the world awaits!

– Josh Howard & Steve Nivens Jr.