Eclipse Volleyball Club

Staff Bio (click to expand view):

 

Head Coaches Tian-ren Zhang, Pei-lan Qu

tTianren Zhang and Peilan Qu
Co-Founders and Head coaches (to assist all teams in practice)

  • tian@eclipsevolleyballclub.com
  • 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, MI 1996-97
  • Coach Zhang was an assistant coach at Hillsdale College, MI 1994-1996
  • Coach Qu has coached the Chinese Junior National team for over 10 years in the 1980s
  • Coach Tian has coached Former USA and current Chinese National team coach Lang Ping (Jenny) . He converted her from middle blocker to outside hitter, a position where she later recieved the MVP/Best Hitter awards in Olympics and World Championships and gotten the "Iron Hammer" nickname.
  • Coaches Tian has coached Beijing Professional volleyball team in 1980s, where Lang Ping played during his tenure.
  • 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.
  • They coached High and Middle School teams at Castilleja School (Palo Alto) 10+ years
  • IMPACT Certified
  • CIF/NFHS Coaching Certification

They are currently head coaches at Eclipse Volleyball 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 watching them develop and grow into successful individuals. In their spare time, they enjoy gardening, sight-seeing and watching sports.

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Director Dan Zhang

Dan Zhang, Director
(to assist all teams in practice) director@eclipsevolleyballclub.com dan

  • He is in his 17th 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 since 1999.
  • Dan holds a AA ranking in CBVA (CA Beach Vball Assoc.)
  • Dan competed on Stanford Univ Varsity Volleyball team.
  • He was selected by Volleyball Monthly Magazine's Fab 50 as the top 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 most sports, and playing volleyball, basketball in his spare time. You can also find him on the Stanford sand courts when time permits, which is less often now since he is also busy teaching his 2 boys to be a future star athletes. He holds B.S and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering. Dan currently works at Google as a Technical Account Manager in Partner Engineering.

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 more sustainable environment using technology.

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Coach Bio by Teams (click on names to view details):

 

Coach Heather Sangster 2019 15s Head coach

willHeather Sangster

  • Eclipse 2019 15s Head coach
  • Eclipse 2018 15s co-coach, 9th at Regionals
  • 4 year starter at Univ of Puget Sound (Seattle) as MB and OH 2012-15
  • Two-time Athlete of the Year at Los Altos High School
  • Eclipse VBC player for 14-16s, 18s level teams
  • Coached at youth girls volleyball camps at Puget Sound Univ.
  • Eclipse summer and fall clinics Coach since 2017
  • Currently working as a Real Estate professional in the bay area.

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Regina Buckley 2019 - 15s Asst coach

willRegina Buckley

  • Eclipse 2019 - 15s Asst coach
  • Eclipse camps and clinics coach since 2018
  • Eclipse player for 7 seasons (12s-18s, 2007-2013), won Regionals at 16s and 18s.
  • Varsity Starting setter/Opposite hitter, Fremont High School, Sunnyvale
  • Graduated from Cal Poly, BS Kinesiology and Excercise Science
  • Working as fitness trainer and physical therapy instructor.

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Coach Kyndal Williams 2019 17s head coach

daveKyndal Williams

  • Eclipse 2019 17s head coach
  • Eclipse 2018 17s assistant coach, 11th at Regionals
  • JV girls vball coach at Del Mar High School
  • 4 years starting setter at Montana State University.
  • spent 2 years coaching 8th grade at Rimrock Volleyball club in Billings Montana.
  • coached a varsity team from Skyview high school at Colorado State University camp summer 2016.
  • Has been coaching at Eclipse Fall clinics since 2017
  • Currently working as an educator at Santa Clara School District
  • Working towards Masters degree.

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Alex Mercer 2019 17s assistant coach

willAlex Mercer

  • Eclipse camps and clinics coach since 2018
  • 5 seasons coaching club in Florida, Ocala Power United Club, Ocala FL
  • GA5 Volleyball Club, Georgia
  • Coached: Spike It Volleyball Camp, Number of Skills based Bootcamps in Ocala Power Club, and a Hitters Clinic run by me. Personal Lessons 1-on-1 sessions with players off season, etc.
  • Player Resume: Middle Hitter/Blocker
    Maryland state semifinalist Varisity 2004, 2006
    Maryland Finalist Varsity 2005
  • Played at Stevenson Univ, First Team All-Conference and season MVP 2010-11, Kill Record 2011 (1K Kill Club)
  • All-Army Vball team 2012 / All-star player Armed Forces 2012

 

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Coach Brian Posadas 2019 - 16s Head coach

willBrian Posadas

  • Eclipse 2019 - 16s Head coach
  • Eclipse 2018 season 16s head coach, 3rd Regionals
  • Eclipse 2017 season 18s head coach
  • Eclipse summer and fall clinics since 2016
  • Coached for club Sky in Alameda for 3 seasons, 18's and 14's level. 
  • Head boys coach St. Joseph Notre Dame (Alameda), 2013 and 2015. Assistant varsity boys coach in 2011
  • Assistant varsity girls coach St. Joseph Notre Dame 2012 - 2013, advanced to the NCS Div 5 Championship back to back years.  
  • Played club team at San Jose State and continue to play in adult indoor and outdoor tournaments year round.
  • Played 4 years in high school (2004-2007, St. Joseph Notre Dame) in Alameda as a OH and S and we won 3 straight league titles, and winning MVP and 1st Team All League in 2006 and 2007.

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Ernest Hua 2019 - 16s Assistant coach

willErnest Hua

  • Assistant Coach Monta Vista Girls JV & Varsity (6 years)
  • Assistant Coach Monta Vista Boys JV & Varsity (11 years)
  • Assistant Coach MVVC 13-Red
  • Assistant Coach Tri-City Youth Volleyball Clinic (10+ years)
  • Software engineer at Google (8 years)     

 

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Coach Panda Shang-guan 2019 18s head coach

davePanda Shang-guan

  • Eclipse 2019 18s head coach
  • Eclipse 2018 18s head coach, CA kickoff, 18s League and Regionals Champions
  • Asst coach 15 Power 2015, 6th in Power league, 3rd at Far Western, won Flight 2 at Junior Nationals 2015
  • Head coach Eclipse 17s
  • Eclipse asst coach for 14-1, 16-2 and 17s in 2013
  • Eclipse summer and fall clinics coach since 2012
  • Professional Volleyball Team in China as Middle Blocker for 10+ years
  • Competed on the Chinese National team
  • Coached volleyball at middle and high school level in Tampa, Florida.

     

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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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