Joe Dial
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
World Indoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 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.

While competing for Marlow High School, he was Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 1981.[1]

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 50 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.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 18, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
Awards Preceded bySteve Stubblefield Track & Field News High School Boys Athlete of the Year1981 Succeeded byDarrell Robinson