Joel Vickery
Joel Vickery
Phone: 509.359.7404
Position: Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance
Experience: 2nd Year

Joel Vickery is in his second academic year as the AssistantAthletic Director for Compliance and Student Services at EasternWashington University. He joined the department in March 2013.

In this role, he manages the athletic compliance program atEastern Washington University. Among his duties  are educatingand monitoring student-athletes, coaches, boosters andadministrators on NCAA, Big Sky Conference and Eastern WashingtonUniversity rules and bylaws. He handles matters related tofinancial aid and issues rule interpretations. He is also anadvisor to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

Prior to coming to EWU, Vickery worked at Big Sky Conferencemember Idaho State University, and most recently at The Universityof Memphis.

At Memphis, Vickery served as the Director of Compliance for theTiger’s Athletic Department. He was the liaison to the officeof student-athlete academic support and the university registrar.In addition to supervising the work of the compliance staff, he wasalso the compliance contact for football and softball, and handledcompliance issues related to eligibility and recruiting.

As Idaho State University’s Director of AthleticCompliance from June 2008 to August 2012, Vickery was responsiblefor managing the compliance program. He assisted the school throughthe third cycle of NCAA Certification and several complianceaudits.

An active participant on ISU committees, Vickery served on theAthletic Compliance Committee, Academic Progress Program Committee,Campus Recreation Board and the ISU Policies and ProceduresCommittee.  He was also the Meet Director for the 2010 Big SkyConference Indoor Track and Field Championship held in Pocatello,Idaho.

Prior to being appointed as the Director of Compliance, Vickerywas an intern and compliance coordinator in ISU’s AthleticDepartment from 2006-2008.

A graduate of Idaho State University, Vickery completed hisbachelor’s degree in political science and spanish in 2006,and a master’s degree in athletic administration in 2007. Heis also a doctoral candidate in ISU’s Department ofEducational Leadership.

Vickery was a football student-athlete and letter winner atIdaho State University from 2002-2004, helping the Bengals win the2002 Big Sky Conference Championship.

Vickery and his wife, Emily, reside in Cheney with their fourchildren, Bodelle (7), Cambell (6), Maxwell (3) and Danzelle(1).  

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