The International School of Indiana announced Joel O’Neil as it’s new Athletic Director.
We are delighted that Joel will join the International School of Indiana in this new-to-him role. As Athletic Director, Joel will oversee, coordinate and develop the Athletic program throughout the High School, Middle School, and Upper Elementary School. It is a big job to upkeep the school’s athletic philosophy, recruit, develop and maintain the skills of our student-athletes, maintain coordination with various tournament associations, manage staff and volunteers and so much more, but we know that Joel can do it. If you are interested in the athletics program and/or helping out, let Joel know.
More about Joel:
Joel O’Neil is a graduate of Purdue University and is a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity Alumni Advisory Board. He has experience in non-profit business development, building management, and program development. His prior experience includes serving as a board member of the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corporation, manager of the 38th & Meridian Street Farmer’s Market 2005 – 2013, and various business development successes. Joel has coached soccer to young players since 2002 and has been the Head Coach of the Boys Varsity Soccer program at ISI since 2012. He currently holds a USSF “D” License in soccer and has served on the board for Glendale Soccer Association since 2002. Joel has been married to Kristina O’Neil for 20 years and they have four boys: McKinsey (19); Justus (17); Addison (14); Cooper (12). The family has lived in Indianapolis for 21 years. The O’Neil’s have been supporters of ISI since their oldest son began attending 5th grade in 2008.
Joel especially appreciates the unique educational perspective students gain from their experience at ISI. When Joel learned the Athletic Director’s position was going to be available, it took some time for him to seriously consider taking on the work that this position demands. Joel added, “The current AD has done a fantastic job of setting high standards for our sports programs. From the time I joined the soccer program in 2012 I was immediately impressed and was proud to be a part of such a well-organized system. I hope my time as the new AD is a time spent involving more individuals to continue growing our programs. One of my first priorities over the summer will be to have conversations with current coaches, staff, and faculty as well as many parents to find out where we need to focus our attention on sports for the next few years. ISI is planning to grow and our sports program will need to grow with it. Another area I would like to concentrate on is ‘tradition’. With the first homecoming experience behind us, I would like to see more reasons like this that bring our alumni back to see the school and keep them connected.”