Coach Kody Pierce

Owner and Head Coach
   

Kody Pierce has been coaching pole vault since 2006.  In his tenure at Bingham High School & UTPVA he has coached 6 State record holders, 8 State champions, over 20 Region champions, and countless State contenders.  Every year athletes from both Bingham High & UTPVA are some of the best vaulters in the State.  In his quest to become a better coach, he has spent time traveling to various camps & coaching clinics & has learned from some of the best coaches in the country.  After several years at Bingham High School he started realizing the lack of vault coaches in the community & the desire of the athletes to continue training year round. So, slowly over a several year process, he started Utah Pole Vault Academy and in 2015 built his own indoor facility where UTPVA continues to train year round.  Kody had a high school pr of 13' 6", which he broke in 2017 at the National Pole Vault Summit jumping an all time best of 14'.  

 

 


Coach Cameron Vongsawad

Cameron Vongsawad has been an intricate part of the UTPVA coaching staff since 2015. He brings a high
level of expertise as result of his personal experience as a high school pole vaulter, his experience
coaching at Copper Hills High School from 2015-2019, and his experience as a USATF Certified Official.
Cameron was first introduced to pole vault by his brother who also jumped in high school, and naturally
was hooked on the event after his first day. He is extremely passionate about the sport and enjoys helping
kids live an active lifestyle. When Cameron is not coaching at UTPVA he can be found on the slopes
snowboarding, teaching science, or working on his Masters in Physics at Brigham Young University.

Coach Brittany Warren

Brittany joined the UTPVA Family August 2018. Brittany has 9 years of competitive vaulting experience
herself and has been coaching the pole vault since 2008. She was an NCAA Division II Athletic and
Academic All-American in the pole vault while attending Grand Canyon University. While at GCU she attained
her undergraduate degree in exercise science and then went on to complete her graduate degree in business
administration. Brittany’s coaching career began with Sky Athletics Club in Phoenix Arizona. She has also
been a been a coach on staff at the National Pole Vault summit since 2012. Throughout her coaching career
she has worked with athletes from all skill levels from beginner to elite. Brittany defiantly has a passion for the
pole vault and grateful to be a part of the UTPVA Family!

Coach Oliver Delgado

 

 

Coach Reve Tortel



Reve has been coaching since 2008 and has assisted in coaching over 18 state championship medalist in both
Idaho and Utah. Prior to coaching, Reve competed at both Idaho State University and Utah State University in
the Pole Vault and Heptathlon. Reve was also a 5 time state High School Champion in Idaho and Pennsylvania.
As a coach Reve strives to ensure that every athlete walks away from practice feeling empowered to become
more than just an athlete, but a positive member of society. From being a Juvenile Case Worker, to a ski
instructor, to a pole vault coach, she understands the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of kids
from all ages and different cultural and economic backgrounds.  

Reve is certified with the following organizations: National Federation of High School's Pole Vault Coach, USA
Track and Field Level 1 Coach; USA Track and Field Associate Official; Professional Ski Instructor's of American
Alpine level 2 coach, level 1 children's specialist, level 1 alpine adaptive coach. 

Utah State University BS Psychology, Westminster College Master's in Education 

Coach Danny Shannon

Danny began vaulting in 2009 at his Pennsylvania high school and continued competing for the University of
Lynchburg in Virginia through 2016 earning All Conference 4 times and Conference Champion once. During his
time at University of Lynchburg, he began coaching at the high school level during the off seasons and then at
the collegiate level. He eventually found himself coaching more than competing as he says, "Competing is
exciting but I've grown to like coaching even more. I enjoy the problem solving aspect and it forces me to always
be learning more about the sport. It is also really rewarding to share the sport with others and see so much
growth in the athletes." Danny has been coaching at UTPVA since the summer of 2019.

When he is coaching, Danny works for Empire Solar Group and as a ski instructor for
Park City Mountain Resort. He is also often found hiking, climbing, skiing or asleep on the couch.