2023-2024 National Team Coaches

  • USATT National Team Head Coach.

    Jun Gao

    Jun Gao started playing table tennis when she was five. Her father was a table tennis fan, so he sent her to one of the best athletic schools in China. She thanks her father for this, saying without him, she wouldn't have had her table tennis career. In China, athletic schools are special schools for training future professional athletes. Students in Gao's school majored in different fields, including table tennis, gymnastics, and martial arts. Her school was a boarding school. Every day, after academic classes, she would train for several hours. Her first lesson in table tennis was to learn how to use a paddle to bounce the ball against the wall without letting the ball drop. It was a great exercise for steadiness and control. After that, she went on to tables to play, and older students would practice with younger students. Later on, she began competing with other athletic schools in the same province. After winning a silver medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games for her native country China, Gao has since become a U.S. citizen and was US National Champion in Women's Singles and Doubles on numerous occasions, as well as the 1994 US Open Champion. Gao has studied economic trade at East China University of Science and Technology in Shanghai.

  • USATT National Team Head Coach.

    Mark Hazinski

    Mark Hazinski spent three years as the head coach of the North Texas Table Tennis Center from 2016-2019. Hazinski assisted in numerous coaching camps during those years; training camps at Texas Wesleyan University, Dan Seemiller table tennis camps, and the 2017 China in North America training camp. His most recent outing with the U.S. National Team was as the U.S. Men’s National Team Coach at the 2022 Pan Am Championships in Santiago, Chile.

    As a player Hazinski was an Olympian at Athens 2004, and he also played at the Pan American Games 2003, 2007, and again in 2011. He won a bronze medal in Teams at the Pan Am Games in 2007. Over his playing career, Hazinski also won four men’s doubles titles and one mixed doubles title at the US Nationals.

  • USATT National Team Head Coach.

    Wei Qi

    Wei Qi coached at the youth U.S. National Teams at the 2022 ITTF Youth Pan American Championships. At the events he handled much of the game film and athlete preparations for the U19, U15, U13 & U11 players. These efforts helped lead the Junior  National team to medal success during the 2022 visits to South America. At the Aug. 2022 ITTF Pan American Cadet Championships hosted by Cuenca, Ecuador, the U15 Boys team won gold medals for all events, Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles and Teams. Qi Wei served as the coaching team leader the following month in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, at the 2022 ITTF Pan American Championships U11 & U13, where the Boys and Girls teams brought home 23 medals (nine golds, nine silvers and five bronze medals).

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    Hailong Shen

    Hailong Shen began his tenure as a coach in the U.S. in 2008, and in that time as a coach, he has mentored several National Champions throughout his coaching career. One of his students, Ariel Hsing, represented the United States in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Another prominent student of Shen is Irene Yeoh, U11 Champion for 2021 and 2022. Yeoh found notable triumphs at the 2022 ITTF Pan American U11 & U13 Championship, earning four gold medals in the U11 Girls’ Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles and the Team Event.

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    Maggie Tian

    Maggie Tian rejoins the U.S. National Team Coaching pool after formerly being selected to the squad in 2016. In the years following, Tian has coached many U.S. National Team members domestically and internationally, bringing the valued experience of numerous international excursions. Tian led U.S. athletes at Junior and Cadet events in Fiji in 2017. She also successfully coached U.S. athletes in Canada, France and Italy in Juniors and Cadets again in 2018. In May of 2022, Tian led the U.S. Team to four bronze medals while coaching at the 2022 ISF World School Summer Games in France.

  • USATT National Team Head Coach.

    Huijing Wang

    Huijing Wang, U.S. Olympian and full-time coach out of Houston, Texas, since 2010, joined the National Team Coaching Pool in 2022 and returns for another run in 2023 after leading the U.S. National U15 Girls Team to four gold medals — Singles, Doubles, Mixed Doubles and the Team Event at the 2022 ITTF Pan American Cadet Championships in Cuenca, Ecuador. In August of 2022, she led the U.S. National U19 Boys Team Rosario, Argentina, and they finished with bronze medals in Mixed Doubles and the Team.

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    Timothy Wang

    Timothy Wang brings his experiences as a U.S. Olympian and the ability to delve deep into the technical knowledge he has gathered as a coach and by working alongside elite coaches of the sport. Wang began working with the Dutch National Team in 2008. By 2011, Wang found himself perfecting his coaching craft as a table tennis coach in Eslöv, Sweden. 2017 proved to be a catalyst for Wang and his coaching career. He went on to coach Michael Tran and Nikhil Kumar to gold medals at the 2017 Hong Kong Junior and Cadet Open, and Tran again to Cadet National Championship to round out the year of competition at home and abroad. That same year he facilitated the training camp between the Chinese and U.S. National Teams under Coach Gao Jun and Yu Yang. During his most recent coaching endeavors, Wang coached Kary Feng to the 2021 Cadet National Team.