Dale Joseph has been named the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach at the University of the Virgin Islands.
Joseph previously led the cross country and track and field program at UVI from 2007-2020, developing both teams to the highest level of competitiveness.
“I am excited to have someone of coach Joseph’s caliber leading our cross country and track and field programs at UVI,” said Dr. Karen Carty, UVI Director of Athletics. “In addition to being extremely familiar with the University and the Buccaneer programs, he has local, regional, and international experience that will help him to recruit talented student-athletes and coach them to success in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC).
He has been a member of the Virgin Islands Track and Field Federation since 1994 and is a Virgin Islands National Junior Coach. He currently holds World Athletics (formally International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF)) Level I, II, and III certifications.
“I would like to thank Dr. Camille McKayle and Dr. Karen Carty for the opportunity to coach both the cross country and track and field teams at the University of the Virgin Islands,” said Joseph. “I am focusing on this year as I believe it is very crucial in setting the foundation for the success of both programs in the future.”
In 2017, Joseph coached Buccaneer student-athletes Randy Antoine (200m, 400m) and Kohun Eugene (100m) to the finals of the LAI conference championships. He also coached St. Thomas native Stephanie Jerson in the 2009 CARIFTA Games in Vieux Fort, St. Lucia where she ran a 57.44 in the 400m, earning her a scholarship to Division I Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Joseph is a graduate of Charlotte Amalie High and was one of the top distance runners in the Virgin Islands from 1977-81. He was the track and field coach at Charlotte Amalie from 1998-2009 and again for the past two seasons. He also served as the head coach of the track and field program at Ivanna Eudora Kean High from 2009-2022.
About UVI Athletics
The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and, as of July 1, 2023, competes in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Entering the 2023-24 season, the Buccaneers will begin their 17th season of athletic competition. As the only Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the Caribbean, UVI currently sponsors six sports, including men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. For more information on UVI Athletics, visit UVIAthletics.com.