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University of Chicago Department of Athletics & Recreation
Bryan Joel
Bryan Joel
Title: Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 773-702-4644

Bryan Joel is entering his sixth season as an assistant coach with the UChicago men's basketball staff in 2020-21. He was promoted to full-time assistant coach in June 2018 after serving the previous three years as a volunteer assistant coach.

His coaching duties include involvement in recruiting, player development, game planning, scouting and statistical analysis.

In 2019, Joel was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team, representing 30 of the most outstanding men’s college basketball coaches under the age of 30.

Joel was a two-year captain of the Caltech men's varsity basketball team and helped lead the Beavers to their best conference season in 44 years. He finished third all-time in three-point field goal percentage, third all-time in steals and fifth all-time in assists. He is also in the top 10 for three-point percentage in a season and steals in a season.

Joel graduated from Caltech in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He went on to earn his master's degree in predictive analytics from Northwestern University in 2017.