Para Team Coaches

Mitchell Seidenfeld

Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Coaching Profile:

  • 2020 Paralympic Games Coach and helped class three athlete to win Paralympic Gold and class 9 athlete to reach Paralympic quarterfinals
  • 2019 Para Pan Am Games Coach
  • 2018 World Championships Coach

Para Titles:

  • 2008: U.S. Paralympic Team member, Table Tennis - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
  • 2007: Two gold medals, Class 7 Singles, Class 7 Team - Para Pan American Games, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2005: Gold medal, Class 10 Team; Silver medal, Open Standing; Bronze medal, Class 10 Singles - Para Pan American Table Tennis Championships, Mar Del Plata, Argentina
  • 2003: U.S. Olympic Committee's Table Tennis Developmental Coach of the Year
  • 1996: Silver medal, Class 8 Singles; Bronze medal, Class 6-8 Team - Paralympic Games, Atlanta, Ga.
  • 1992: Gold medal, Class 8 Singles; Bronze medal, Class 10 Team - Paralympic Games, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1990: Gold medal, Class 8 Singles; Bronze medal, Open Standing - World Championships, Assen, The Netherlands
  • Five-time Minnesota State Champion (1992, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003)

Vlad Farcas Headshot

Birthplace: Romania
Current Residence:  San Antonio, Texas

Coaching Profiile:

  • 2020 Paralympics Assistant Coach
  • ITTF-PTT Level 1 Certified
  • Assistant coach and sparing
    partner for Romania Paralympians
  • Head Coach and President at
    San Antonio Table Tennis Club - Sep 2018 - Present

Mark Hazinski Headshot

Hometown: Mishawaka, IN
Current Hometown: Plano, TX

Coaching Profile:

  • 2004 US Olympic Team Member
  • 2007 Pan American Games Mens Team Bronze Medal
  • 8x US National Team Member
  • 3x US Nationals Mens Singles Finalist
  • 4x US Nationals Mens Doubles Champion
  • 2x Collegiate Nationals Mens Singles Champion


Coaching Profile:

Weida "Wesley" Guan has been playing table tennis professionally in China and the United States for 20 years and has been actively coaching for 10 years.

Wesley Guan assumed the role of Assistant Coach in the Japanese Women's Super League prior to his arrival on U.S. soil in 2012 As an athlete, Wesley Guan has won two times National Collegiate Table Tennis men single bronze medals, as well as numerous regional tournaments while he was pursuing his Bachelor degree at UC Davis.

As a distinguished table tennis coach, Wesley played an instrumental role in coaching numerous young athletes to reach United States national teams. He possesses an exceptional understanding of table tennis theory and excels in translating this knowledge into effective daily training routines for his students. With his distinguished table tennis coaching skill, and sustained national reputation, placing him among the elite in the field of table tennis coaching for both top United States able-bodied players and the United States National Para team.

He has great experience in coaching para table tennis players with different classifications. His coaching philosophy has been critical for para athlete to gain more confidence and achieve their potential when competing on the international stages. Wesley will lead the training camps in United States Performance Center, Charlotte, North Carolina to prepare for upcoming Para Olympics in Paris 2024. Wesley will continually coach the Team USA players in future international tournaments and endeavors.

Keith Evans

Birthplace:  Kingston, Jamaica
Hometown:  Kingston
Current Residence:  Birmingham, Alabama

Coaching Career:

  • 1996 Olympic Coach for team Jamaica
  • 2004-2017 Collegiate Team Coach (12 National Team Championship Titles)
  • 2007-2015 US National Cadet Team Coach
  • Since 2011 US Para Team Coach