Oregon Institute of Technology

Volleyball Coaches

Joey Parnell

Joey Parnell, Interim Head Coach


Joey Parnell begins her first year as interim head coach when the Owls open the 2015 campaign in August.

Parnell (Larsen) was former first-team all-conference outside hitter for Oregon Tech in 2011, playing two seasons for the Owls after transferring from Columbia Basin Community College in Spokane, Wash.

At CBCC, Parnell picked up first-team all-NWACC honors in 2008 and second-team accoladed in 2007. Parnell was selected to the NWACC All-Star Team and was also part of the NWAACC Sophomore Academic Team.

At Lewiston High School, Parnell was a 2006 first-team All-Inland Empire League selection, awarded the offensive and defensive Player of the Year award and selected team MVP.

Parnell competed for the Owls during the 2009 and 2011 seasons where in her senior campaign led the Owls in kills and aces, while finishing second in digs per set.  In Cascade Collegiate Conference play Parnell ranked second in the league at 3.57 kills per set, first in aces per set (.59) and 15th in digs (2.83/set) where she earned all-CCC honors.


Kayla Woodard

Kayla Woodard, Assistant Volleyball Coach

Kayla Woodard Joins the Owls for the 2015 season as the assistant coach.

Born and raised in Prescott,  Ariz., Woodard (Greseth) began her volleyball carrier at age nine playing club for Yavapai  juniors (name changed to AZ mile high VBC) until 2008. At Prescott High School, Woodard was the libero, helping the Badgers earn a conference championship in 2006.

Woodard went on to play at Western New Mexico University from 2008-11, as a defensive specialist. She helped the Mustangs to a conference championship in 2008 and an appearance at the conference tournament each year.

Woodard moved to Pullman, Wash. and began her coaching career with a local middle school and with club ZZU in 2011. With club ZZU Woodard had a 16-national team in 2014 and a 17-national team in 2015 that each placed third in Regional action

Woodard moves to Klamath Falls with her husband, Dakota.  Woodard holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

Jared Boyer

Jared Boyer, Assistant Volleyball Coach

Boyer began playing volleyball 1991, including stints at USAV Club level Varsity, Dallastown Area High School, Penn State University Club Player (1998-2002 and at USAV "AA" as a player/captain (2000-2003).  Boyer would move on to coach at Dallastown Area High School from 2004-09, including the girls 17U and 18U USAV in 2007 and 2008.  Boyer served three years as an assistant coach at Oregon Tech from 2010-12, while rejoining the Owls in 2015.