Joe Dial (born 26 October 1962 in Marlow, Oklahoma) is a retired American pole vaulter, best known for winning the bronze medal at the 1989 World Indoor Championships in Budapest. His personal best was 5.96 metres, achieved in June 1987 in Norman, Oklahoma.
Since retiring from participation in the sport, Dial has turned to
coaching. He's been head coach of the men's and women's track and cross country programs at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma since 1993. During his tenure at ORU he's coached 20 All Americans and has turned ORU into a powerhouse in the Mid-Continent Conference.
In spite of his coaching a rival school, Dial is still a popular alum of
Oklahoma State University, and was named to the OSU Hall of Fame in 2002. He and his wife Shawna, an assistant coach with Joe at ORU, have 3 sons, 1 daughter-in-law, and their first grandchild on the way. External links [edit ]
1876-1878 New York Athletic Club 1877: George McNichol 1878: Alfred Ing 1879-1888 NAAAA 1879-81: William Van Houten 1882: B.F. Richardson 1883-86: Hugh Baxter 1887: Tom Ray (GBR) * Hugh Baxter 1888 Note 1: G.B. Quinn 1888-1979 Amateur Athletic Union 1980-1992 The Athletics Congress 1993-onwards USA Track & Field Notes Note 1: In 1888 both the NAAAA and the AAU held championships OT: The 1920, 1928, 1932, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 championships incorporated the Olympic Trials, otherwise held as a discrete event.