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Joel Borchardt

Assistant Professor
School of Business

Mr. Joel Borchardt earned his bachelor’s degree at Maranatha, after which he spent several years coaching basketball and teaching junior/senior high school Science, Bible, PE and Health in a Christian school. He returned to Maranatha in 2016, as Development Associate and men’s basketball Associate Head Coach. In 2017, he added the role of men’s baseball Assistant Coach. In 2019, he became the Head Coach for men’s basketball and joined the School of Business faculty, teaching and advising in the Sport Management program.

“It is great to give back to the university I graduated from,” Borchardt says. “I love the relationships I am able to build with my students. I enjoy interacting with my students and having them challenge me as I work to encourage their professional development in the classroom. It is also my passion to use basketball as a means of ministry, and MBU provides that opportunity.”

Education and Credentials

MS Sport Management: Sport Administration, Liberty University

BS Science Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Organizations: North American Society for Sport Management; National Association of Basketball Coaches

Other activities and interests: spending time with family; sports

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Campus Involvement: Head Coach, Men’s Basketball; Assistant Coach, Baseball

Family: Joel and his wife, Maegan (also a Maranatha graduate), have two young children