Oregon State Volleyball

112 Gill Coliseum

Corvallis, OR 97331


Meet The 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.







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

Rachel Buehner - former OSU VB player

Katelyn Driscoll - former OSU VB player and international professional player

Brittney Yeskie - former OSU VB player

Arica Nassar - former OSU VB player and international professional player

Tayla Woods - former OSU VB player

Amanda Brown - former OSU VB player and international professional player

Laura Schaudt - former OSU VB player and international professional player


  OSU Volleyball Team

Amya Small (Riverside, CA), Nya Buckner (Chandler, AZ), Mary Kate Lopez (Mount Prospect, IL), Chloe Brown (Beaverton, OR), Cecilee Max-Brown (White Rock, BC), Taylor Quinn (Corvallis, OR), Haylie Bennett (Philomath, OR), Madison Goings (Fort Worth, TX), Grace Massey (Beaverton, OR), Lindsey Schell (Temecula, CA), Ellie Turner (Austin, TX)