David Parnell

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As a lifelong soccer player and coach, my interest in volleyball began after moving to Oregon from sunny Arizona. My daughters decided to play volleyball after experiencing a very rainy outdoor soccer season and our love of volleyball has only grown stronger over the past 10 years.

After 20 years coaching Youth Soccer, I made the switch to coaching volleyball at the elementary and middle school levels with Clackamas Junior Volleyball. I then joined the coaching staff at North Clackamas Volleyball Club and coached both 12’s and 16’s teams over four seasons. Most recently, I joined the Athena Family in 2017 as the coach of 12 Gold. I have also enjoyed being a member of the coaching staffs at La Salle Catholic College Prep and Lakeridge High School.

When I’m not coaching, my wife and I are cheering on our three daughters as they pursue what they love: competing for Athena teams at the 15’s and 17’s level and attending nursing school at Case Western Reserve University.