|Representing the United States|
|World Indoor Championships|
|1989 Budapest||Pole vault|
Joe Dial (born October 26, 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 the sport, Dial has turned to coaching. He has 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 has 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 at ORU, have three sons.
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