Eclipse Volleyball Club

Head Coaches

Tianren Zhang and Peilan Qu
Head coaches (to assist all teams in practice)

  • The Zhangs have both played on the Chinese National volleyball teams
  • Coach Zhang was an assistant coach at the University of Washington 1991-1993
  • Coach Zhang was an assistant coach at the Kalamazoo College 1996-97
  • Coach Zhang was an assistant coach at Hillsdale College 1994-1996
  • Coach Qu has coached the Chinese Junior National team for over 10 years in the 1980s
  • Coach Tian has coach Beijing Professional volleyball team in 1980s, where recent USA national team head coach Lang "Jenny" Ping played during his tenure. He converted her from middle blocker to outside hitter, a position where she later recieved the MVP award in olympics and world championships and gotten the "Iron Hammer" nickname.
  • Coach Tian has coach Chinese Military Professional volleyball team in 1980s
  • Furthermore, they both coached Club Teams placing 2nd and 5th place at US Junior National. In 1998, they coached the City Beach 15 Black, which finished 1st in the Northern California 15 Division and 5th at National.
  • IMPACT Certified
  • CIF/NFHS Coaching Certification

They are currently the coaches for Castilleja School and Eclipse Club. They will assist all teams in practices The Zhangs currently reside in North Valley San Jose. They enjoy teaching young kids fundamentals of volleyball and watch them develop and grow into successful individuals. In their spare time, they enjoy gardening, sight-seeing and watching sports.

Dan Zhang, Director
(to assist all teams in practice)

  • He is in his 8th year as club director.
  • Dan coached numerous camps and clinics at Stanford, and at various High schools in Michigan and California.
  • Dan has been coaching at Eclipse summer and fall clinics for > 10 years.
  • Dan played for the Stanford Varsity Volleyball team.
  • He was voted by Volleyball Monthly Magazine as the top 50 Best high school players in the country in 1997.
  • He led team Nike to 18s 2nd place finish at the US Junior Nationals in 1997.

Dan enjoys watching sports, and playing volleyball, tennis, basketball in his spare time. You could also find him on the Stanford sand courts when time permits. He holds a B.S and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. He is currently employed by a software company in Mountain View as a Strategic Partnership Application Engineer.

Dan is also an activist in a number of non-profit organizations where he thrives to make an significant impact by applying his passion for a greener environment using technology.


Recent highlights

Area League - Regionals
  • 16G, Start 19th, finish 13th
  • 16B, Start 1st, finish 2nd. District Champion!
  • 17, Start 9th, finish 3rd.
  • 18, Start 3rd, Regional champion.
  • 13s, Bronze Division Champion!
  • 14G, start 35th, finish 21st seed
  • 14B, Gold Division Regional Champion!







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