USATT Announces New National Team Coaches


Congratulations to the 10 table tennis coaches that were recently selected for the USATT (USA Table Tennis)new National Coaching Program!

Lily Yip (Dunellen, NJ)

Playing Career:  2 time US Olympian; former US Women’s Team Member; former Chinese Professional Player.

Coaching Accomplishments: Coached Lily Zhang to a bronze medal at 2014 Youth Olympic Games; coached 2014 and 2015 US Girls junior team to a bronze medal at the junior World Championships; 2004, 2010, 2013 and 2014 National Coach of the Year.

Barney Reed (Milpitas, CA)

Playing Career:  North American and US Men’s National Doubles Champion; former US National Team member

Coaching Accomplishments: Current coach at Google Inc.; coached top 100 player in the European Olympic Games; coached Kanak Jha to make Pan Am Team.

Teodor Gheorghe (Colorado Springs, CO)

Playing Career: 15-time Romanian National Champion; long-time Professional player in Europe.

Coaching Accomplishments: Romanian Olympic Coach; 4-time US Women’s Olympic Coach; US Women’s National Team Coach since 1998; 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2008 National Coach of the Year.

Massimo Costantini (Milpitas, CA)

Playing Career: 1988 Olympian (Italy); National Italian Team Member for 23 consecutive years; reached a world ranking of #39.

Coaching Accomplishments; 2011 and 2015 National Coach of the Year; coaches several current National and Olympic Team Members; former National Team Coach of Italy.

Stefan Feth (Santa Clara, CA)

Playing Career: Former Professional player in Germany; German National Team Member

Coaching Accomplishments: 2012 US Men’s Olympic Coach; US Men’s National Team Coach; primary coach of current Olympian, Kanak Jha; 2011, 2012, and 2013 National Developmental Coach of the Year

Wang Qing Liang (Gaithersburg, MD)

Playing Career: US Open Semifinalist; US Open Finalist (U-21).

Coaching Accomplishments:  Current coach of several National Team players; Head Coach of HW Global Foundation Junior Talent Development Program

Zhou Xin (Milpitas, CA)

Playing Career: Former Chinese National Team Member; professional player in Swedish and Turkish leagues.

Coaching Accomplishments:  2012 National Coach of the Year; current coach of several National Team Players.

Han Xiao (Philadelphia, PA)

Playing Career:  Former National Team member; US Men’s doubles champion; US Men’s singles finalist, Pan American Games Team member.

Coaching Accomplishments: Current coach and mentor to several US National Team players; coach of Timothy Wang at 2016 North American Olympic Trials.

Sean O’Neill (Portland, OR)

Playing Career: Two-time US Olympian, 5-time US Singles Champion; 5-time Men’s Doubles Champion; 6-time US Mixed Doubles Champion.

Coaching Accomplishments:  Three-time US Paralympic Games Coach; 2005 USATT National Coach of Year; 2010 National Developmental Coach of the Year.

Maggie Tian (Milpitas, CA)

Playing Career:  Liaoning Provincial Team Member; top-80 World Ranking (U-21).

Coaching Accomplishments:  Current coach of several National Team Players; Full time coach at ICC Table Tennis Center (Milpitas, CA).

Samson Dubina (Akron, OH)

Playing Career:  US Men’s Singles finalist, former US Men’s National Team member

Coaching Accomplishments:  2015 USATT Doc Counsilman Science Coach of the Year; owner and Head Coach, Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy

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