Joel Ott has been a member of the compliance staff since 2003. Joel oversees NCAA eligibility issues, monitors recruiting for all sports, serves as the liaison to the UW Athletic Board Academic & Compliance Committee, and works closely with the following sports: Women's Ice Hockey, Women's Basketball, Men's Swimming & Diving, Women's Swimming & Diving, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer, Men's Rowing, and Women's Rowing.
Joel is a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he majored in Landscape Architecture-Natural Resources while also serving as a student worker in the athletic department. He later earned an M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis - Higher Education from the UW in 2007.
Joel is a member of the National Association for Athletics Compliance (NAAC), serving since 2010 as a member of the NAAC Communications Committee.
Joel is a New Glarus, WI native, and currently resides in Madison with his wife, Colleen.