Joe Dial

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Joe Dial
Medal record
Men's athletics
Competitor for the  United States
World Indoor Championships
Bronze 1989 Budapest Pole vault

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.

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