Joseph Mooney


Senior Lecturer
Health and Human Performance
Office: Marcovich Wellness Center 2444


Joe Mooney is the head coach of the UW-Superior men’s soccer team and is the all-time leader in wins in UW-Superior men’s soccer history. He has led the soccer team to several Upper Midwest Athletic Conference titles.

Joe began his coaching career at Spooner (Wis.) High School, where he was an assistant coach with the boys’ soccer team. After three years, he became the head coach of the Rails girls’ team, a position he held for two seasons. In 2007 Joe came to UW-Superior to be a volunteer assistant coach for the men’s soccer team under former head coach, Chris Perez.

After coaching the Yellowjackets to a 2013 WIAC championship, Joe was named the WIAC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year and NSCAA Division III All-Wisconsin Coach of the Year.

He was a four-year letter winner for the Yellowjackets, starting on the men’s soccer team from 2001-05 as a midfielder. Joe was a team captain for three of those seasons. Additionally, he spent three months in 2003 playing with the Newtongrange Star, a Division I team based in Newtongrange, Scotland.

A Broad Field Social Studies Education major, Joe graduated from UW-Superior in 2006. He went on to complete his master’s degree in teacher leadership at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wis., in 2011. He also holds a USSF National “B” license.

Mooney currently resides in Superior with his wife, Rachael, and daughters, Alexa and Kayla and Leah.


  • 2011 – Master of Education (M.Ed.) – Teacher Leadership, Silver Lake College
  • 2006 – Bachelor of Science (B.S.) – Broad Field Social Studies, University of Wisconsin-Superior