Coach DeMarco joined the UConn staff in 2012. He currently oversees all aspects of training for the Baseball, Women’s Ice Hockey, Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country teams. Prior to his current team assignments, Joel assisted with Football and oversaw training for the Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country and Golf teams. He has coached student-athletes to 2 AAC Conference Championships with Women’s Track & Field, a Men’s Track and Field AAC Outdoor Championship, as well as 4 All-Americans.
In addition to Joel’s commitment to his teams, he assists with the daily operations of the Husky Fuel Station, facility operations and development of interns.
Prior to UConn, Joel served as the first full-time Strength & Conditioning Coach at Trinity College, overseeing all aspects of the program including design and implementation of training programs for all 29 varsity teams. He was the driving force behind the Trinity weight room design as well as raised funds to provide additional equipment in their training facility. In his time at Trinity he was part of the 2012 Women’s Lacrosse National Championship, the 2009 NESCAC Baseball Championships/NCAA New England Regionals/Advancement to the College World Series, 2012 NESCAC Baseball Championships, 5 conference championships, 20 conference players of the year and 19 All-Americans.
In addition to full-time appointments, Joel spent three summers with the Buffalo Bills assisting the full-time strength staff with all aspects of training camp. In addition to his time with the Bills, Joel interned at Williams College, Western New England College, Athletic Evolution, Springfield College and UMass Amherst. He also served as the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Western New England College overseeing the day-to-day operations including practice, competition and recruiting. In his season with the team they set a school record 22 wins and were the 2007 ECAC New England Champions.
A native of North Adams, MA, Joel earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Health Performance from the University of New England and his Master of Education in Exercise Science and Sports Studies from Springfield College. He was a varsity letter winner in the sport of Basketball for the University of New England.Joel resides in Vernon, CT with his wife Kara and daughter Malia.
Baseball, Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country, Volleyball
Master of Education: Exercise Science and Sports Studies
Springfield College, 2009
Bachelor of Science: Exercise Science and Health Promotion
University of New England, 2005
FMS Level 2 Professional
USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED