|Chattanooga Volleyball Camps
Director of Camp Operations
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
Savanah Para begins her third season with the Chattanooga volleyball program. Prior to coming to Chattanooga, Para spent four years at Southeast Missouri State, Bradley and Southern Indiana. She is the recruiting coordinator along with working with the setters and offense system.
Parra was an assistant coach at Southeast Missouri State in 2010 serving as the recruiting coordinator, while working on the court primarily with the liberos and defensive specialists in passing and defense. She additionally assisted with the offense and setters.
During her two-years at Bradley, she helped with the progression of the defensive specialists and setters. Parra assisted in recruiting duties and was in charge of breaking down game film with Bradley players. She was also responsible for all team travel.
Prior to working with the Braves, Parra was the graduate assistant coach at the University of Southern Indiana during the 2007 campaign.
The Temecula, Calif., native played her collegiate career at Ohio University, and led the Bobcats to four conference titles. She sits in the Top-10 at Ohio for every setter and defensive category in the season and career record books.
Aside from school marks, Parra helped the Bobcats finish number one in the nation in kills and assists per game in 2005, along with a Sweet Sixteen appearance in the NCAA tournament. She also finished second in the nation in assists per game.
Parra earned MAC Conference Tournament MVP in 2005 to go with AVCA Midwest Region Honorable Mention accolades. In 2006, she repeated those honors and added MAC Setter of the Year to her resume.
Parra graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree while studying Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences and also minored in Psychology.
Assistant Director of Camp Operations
Taylor Wittmer enters her third season with the Chattanooga volleyball team. She comes to the Scenic City after completing her student-athlete career at Indiana University.
Wittmer assisted in travel, video and film breakdown last season as well as working specifically with Mocs' middle blockers. The Hoosier also coordinated the team's monthly newsletter and assisted in planning community service events.
Wittmer helped lead Indiana to the program's first NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearance in 2010 as a middle blocker and right side hitter. She played in 128 matches during her four years at Indiana, while registering 1.67 kills and 0.92 blocks per set.
She was honored with the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award during the 2010 season voted upon by the league's coaches. Wittmer was acknowledged with the Coaches' Award in 2007 and the Player's Inspiration Award in 2009 by the Indiana volleyball program.
The Loogootee, Ind., native received three Academic All-Big Ten selections and earned her degree in exercise science in May 2011.
Wittmer is currently working towards her master's degree in Research Psychology from UTC and resides in Chattanooga, Tenn.