Both matches will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Networks
The Beavers take on Washington State and Washington
The Beavers host Arizona State Thursday and Arizona Friday
The Beavers take on the Cardinal Friday and Golden Bears Sunday
The matches open up the second half of Pac-12 play
Mark Barnard, the former head coach of the Australian Women's National Team, officially joined the Oregon State University volleyball staff on July 22, 2005 and begins his eighth season with the program.
He was promoted to Associate Head Coach in July 2008.
Barnard brings with him a long list of accomplishments within the volleyball community. Barnard has coached at the international level for over 11 years and has been the head coach of the Australian Women's National Team since 2001.
Barnard's responsibilities at Oregon State include overseeing and planning practices. He is also responsible for the setters and offense.
A native of Sydney, Australia, Barnard was an assistant for the National Team from 1997-00, including the Sydney Olympics. During that time Barnard 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 coaching 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.
Barnard was no slouch on the court either, playing on the 1984 Australian Junior Men's Team and also played on New South Wales Junior Teams from 1982-87, three times winning the National Championships and was an All-Australian 12 selection.
Barnard is a 1991 graduate of the University of Sydney with a degree in Education and Science. He and his wife, Louise, have two children, Isabella, and Alexander.