Growing up in Madison, WI, Joel Nellis went on to play for his hometown team, the Wisconsin Badgers, where he played tight end and was on special teams. During college, Joel was named “Academic All Big Ten”. Prior to that, he won “All City”, “All Conference”, and “2nd Team All Area” at Madison Memorial HS. Today, Joel is the Offensive Line Coach at Brookfield Central HS in WI. For the past 7 years, he has coached All-State lineman and, every year, has had athletes move on to the college football level. Recently, Nellis co-authored a book called Walk-On This Way highlighting the Wisconsin football walk-on tradition. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Jennifer, they now have 3 children: Adrik, Annika & Anden.