Coach Kody Pierce


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 Carly Dockendorf


Carly Dockendorf is new to the UTPVA community after recently moving to Utah from Seattle WA. Carly
has 12 years of experience coaching pole vault working with beginners to the collegiate level athletes.
She spent three years coaching at Seattle Pacific University, where she helped pole vaulters win NCAA
All-American Division II awards and also coached the 2010 MPSF Conference Champion. Carly was a
former pole vaulter at the University of Washington from 2002-2006 where she trained under world
renowned coach Pat Licari. During her time as a collegiate vaulter Dockendorf became an NCAA All-
American with a personal best finish of 6 th at the NCAA Championships. She continued to train post-
collegiately competing around the world where she broke the Canadian indoor pole vault record by
clearing 14’6 and earned a spot to compete for Canada at the Commonwealth Games in India, winning a
bronze medal. In 2011 she won the pole vault at the Canadian National Track and Field Championships
and set the British Columbia Provincial record, jumping 14’8. In addition to pole vault, Carly is also a
former collegiate gymnast and Canadian National team member for gymnastics. Carly is passionate
about working with young pole vaulters and helping them achieve their athletic dreams!

Coach Cameron Vongsawad