Oregon State Volleyball

112 Gill Coliseum

Corvallis, OR 97331

(541) 737-7707

Meet The Staff

 

OREGON STATE VOLLEYBALL


COACHES & STAFF

 

 
 

Mark Barnard - Head Coach - OSU Volleyball

Mark Barnard was named as Oregon State’s head coach on June 27, 2016, after 11 seasons as an assistant coach and associate head coach with the Beavers.

Barnard, who has overseen the team’s setters and offense during his tenure under former head coach Taras Liskevych, has mentored some of the top student-athletes in program history. Most recently, in 2014, Tayla Woods concluded her Oregon State career with 3,153 assists, which ranks fourth all-time. Woods was teammates for two seasons with Megan McBride, whose 2,605 career assists ranks seventh.

In 2014, the Beavers, under Liskevych and Barnard, advanced to their first ever Sweet 16, defeating UALR and Creighton en route. OSU was led offensively by Mary-Kate Marshall, who was named the Pac-12 Conference’s Freshman of the Year.

A native of Sydney, Australia, Barnard helped mentor fellow Australian and All-American Rachel Rourke from 2006-09. She concluded her career with a program-best 1,920 kills. Rourke is the program’s first and only back-to-back all-conference performer, doing so in 2008 and 2009.

Barnard oversaw the development of Camille Saxton, who finished her career in 2012 as one of the most prolific offensive players at Oregon State. She ended her career 11th in school history in kills and fifth in attacks. Saxton finished with 1,307 points, 12th all-time.

Barnard joined the Oregon State program on July 22, 2005 as an assistant coach under Liskevych. He was promoted to associate head coach in July 2008 after three seasons in Corvallis.

For two offseasons, Barnard was the head coach of the Australian Women’s National Team. Nicknamed the “Volleyroos,” the team entered 2014 ranked 100th in the world, and in one year under Barnard’s tutelage, improved to 46th.
 
Barnard had International experience prior to his appointment as head coach. He was an assistant for the National Team from 1997-00, including the Sydney Olympics.

During that time he also served as head coach of the women’s national junior team (1999-2000) and women’s national youth team (1997-99). In 2001, Barnard led the National Team of Australia to its first qualification to the World Championships in over 20 years. At its height, the Australian team was ranked No. 12 in the world.

Barnard, who broke into the profession at the high school level, coached at Westfields Sports High School from 1992-97. They won the National Championships in 1995-96 becoming the first school to ever achieve this honor. He also spent time coaching the National Junior Men’s Team from 1994-97.

He was prolific as an athlete as well, playing on the 1984 Australian Junior Men’s Team. He also competed on New South Wales Junior Teams from 1982 through 87, three times winning the National Championships and was an All-Australian 12 selection.

 

 

Ron Zwerver - Assistant Coach - OSU Volleyball

 

Two-time Olympic medalist Ron Zwerver is in his first season as an assistant coach with the Oregon State volleyball program, having been appointed to the position by head coach Mark Barnard on August 19, 2016.

Zwerver, who is considered one of the best volleyball players in Dutch history, was a gold medalist at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. He had previously won a silver medal with The Netherlands at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

He’s a three-time Olympian as The Netherlands finished in fifth at the 1998 Olympics in Seoul.

Zwerver spent the last 10 years as an assistant coach and head coach Internationally. In 2015, he was an assistant coach with the Dutch Men’s National Team for the European Championships in Bulgaria. It was his second stint with the club as he served as an assistant coach for the team from 2006-07.

In 2014, he was an assistant coach for the Women’s National Team and its trip to the World Championships in Italy. In 2012, he served as an assistant for the same club at the Olympic Qualification Tournament.

From 2009-14, he was the head coach of The Netherlands Boys Team (ages 15-20), which was preceded from 2009-10 as his role of head coach HVA. 

Zwever served as head coach of Ortec Nesselande, a Dutch club that was national champions, in 2007.

After playing in 463 matches for the Dutch National Team, as well as six seasons in Italy and one in Belgium, he retired in 1999. He was named the Best Attacker in two World Championships – 1990 and 1994 – as well as the World League in 1990 and 1991. Zwerver was also named the Best Server at the Olympics in 1992, the World League in 1991, the European Championships in 1993.

To cap off his career highlights, he was named the MVP of the 1992 Olympic Games.

 

 

Jessica Quinn - Assistant Coach - OSU Volleyball

 

Jessica Quinn was appointed to assistant coach March 27, 2017 after serving 2 years as program's director of operations with Oregon State Volleyball.

Prior to joining the OSU volleyball program, she served as a coordinator of Oregon State’s Sports and Special Programs, supervising operations for 40 collegiate sports clubs and 35 intramural sports.  She served in that role from 2011-15, coordinating travel, event planning, fiscal planning and budget management, among other operations responsibilities. Additionally, she served as the coordinator of marketing and student development in her final year.

Prior to that position, Quinn served as the director of girls’ volleyball for the Clovis North Area & Bronco Elite Volleyball Club from 2007-11. Among her other duties included in this role, Quinn served as a head coach.

From 1998-2012, Quinn gained coaching experience with various college and club teams, including a one-year stint with OSU volleyball as a volunteer in 2011. Other college roles include service as an assistant coach at Rhodes College (2000), as well as a volunteer assistant role at UC-Davis (2004).

Quinn played volleyball all four years of college, starting at Reedley College from 1995-97. Quinn captained the team to a pair of Central Valley Conference Championships and fourth and sixth place finishes in the California State Championships.

Following her time at Reedley, Quinn also served as a team captain at the University of Memphis (1997-99), where she finished among the program’s top-five career assist leaders (2,681) in only two seasons, while also posting two of the top-five single-game assist totals in school history (75 and 74, respectively).

Quinn graduated cum laude from the University of Memphis in 2000 as a criminal justice major and political science minor.

 

 

Lindsay McCabe - Graduate Student Assistant - OSU Volleyball

 

Lindsay McCabe, one of the top players in Syrcause history, was appointed as a graduate student assistant at Oregon State by head coach Mark Barnard prior to the 2016 season.

McCabe joined the staff after spending the 2015-16 season competing for Béziers Volley, a professional club located in the city of Béziers in Southwestern France.

McCabe played at Syracuse from 2010-14, appearing in 130 matches and serving as the team’s captain for three seasons. She’s the school’s career record holder with 508 block assists and is second with 590 total blocks. McCabe also tallied 841 kills and 10 service aces during her career in New York.

She also starred academically at Syracuse, earning Capital One Academic All-District I honors in both 2013 and 2014.

A native of Georgetown, Ontario, she was a member of Team Canada’s B Team in 2015.

 

 

Other OSU Volleyball Camp Coaches

 

 

Tawna Ellis - co-director - Pocatello Elite VBC

Ashley Robinson - former OSU VB player

Janelle Brandt - coach & director - Warrior VBC

Amy Sanders - former OSU VB player and asst. coach, Crescent Valley HS

Melinda Ameele - former OSU VB player, current OSU faculty

 

   
  OSU Volleyball Team
 

Jessi Seumalo (Corvallis, OR), Emilie Wilmes (St. Paul, OR), Lila Toner (Istanbul, Turkey), McKenna Hollingsworth (Carlsbad, CA), Rachel Buehner (Bend, OR), Maddy Gravley (Corvallis, OR), Lanesha Reagan (Snohomish, WA), Katelyn Driscoll (Littleton, CA), Kory Cheshire (Lethbridge, Alberta), Mary-Kate Marshall (Coppell, TX), Daniela Vargas (San Jose, Costa Rica), Kayla Ellis (Pocatello, ID)