Joel broadcast Ball State University football for 10 years when he became just the second radio voice in the athletic department's history. He broadcast two bowl games and landmark program wins against Indiana, USF and Virginia.
"Overall, your work is excellent. Without question, it’s top caliber radio.
"Your call is strong. Good voice, nice pacing with enough excitement to command attention without losing clarity of speech."
Ted Robinson, Former Voice of the 49ers
"The word that immediately comes to mind is "crisp." Your play-by-play is detailed and easy to visualize but you are not going 1,000 mph. I prefer announcers that can say a lot in as few words as possible and I think that is one of your biggest strengths. You use a wide variety of adjectives and had a couple of great descriptive phrases. Your energy level is outstanding and it sounds like you're having fun."
Dan Hoard, Cincinnati Bengals
Joel broadcast Ball State University basketball from 2012-2022, including games at Indiana's Assembly Hall, Purdue's Mackey Arena and Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse. Previous basketball experience includes stops at Fairleigh Dickinson University and the University of South Florida. He spent 2023 working for ESPN.
"Your polish stands out above all else. It’s a skill that not every broadcaster has. You sound great and more importantly, trustworthy and credible."
Brian Sieman, Los Angeles Clippers
"I thought the description was excellent. Good ball and player location, nice energy. Beyond that, attention to detail was outstanding."
Mark Boyle, Indiana Pacers
Joel got his broadcasting start in baseball in 2007 with the Cape Cod Baseball League's Orleans Cardinals. He wishes he knew then that Brandon Crawford and Buster Posey would be on the San Francisco Giants. Instead he owns the broken bat of a player that you've never heard of.
Joel then graduated to the Advanced-A Salem Avalanche in 2008, the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in 2009, the Advanced-A Bradenton Marauders in 2010 and 2011 and finally the Myrtle Beach Pelicans in 2012.
Collegiality he's broadcast for the University of South Florida and Ball State University.