|Alma Mater:||University of Indianapolis|
Joel Keller joined the Nebraska track and field coaching staff as a recruiting assistant after spending the 2017-18 season as a volunteer assistant coach at Texas Tech University. While at Tech, Keller helped coach the distance runners en route to becoming the 2018 Big 12 Conference Indoor and Outdoor Champions. The Red Raider men went on to finish sixth at the NCAA Indoor Championships and fifth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Tech also finished fifth at the 2017 Big 12 Cross Country Championships, which tied for the best finish in school history. In total, Keller was a part of coaching seven All-Big 12 athletes in the 800m, 1,000m, mile, and distance medley relay events.
Prior to Tech, Keller coached the 2016-17 year at Volcano Vista High School in Albuquerque, N.M. While at Volcano, he helped coach Jericho Cleveland to the NMAA 6A state 1,600m and 3,200m titles, as well as a 10th-place finish at the USATF Junior Cross Country Championships. In total, Keller coached six runners to 11 different events at the New Mexico state meet, bringing back two state individual titles and six all-state performances. As a team, the boys finished as NMAA 6A state runner-up in track and field.
Keller graduated from the University of Indianapolis with his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2016. While at UIndy, Keller was an NCAA DII national qualifier in the 3,000m steeplechase and was an all-Great Lakes Valley Conference selection in cross country. Keller holds the school record in the 3,000m steeplechase. He also received the William A. Bright Most Valuable Runner in cross country his junior year and was voted team captain his junior and senior years.
Keller is a USATF Level II certified coach in the distance events.