We are excited to announce that the 16-2 coach for the 2018-2019 season is Liang Zhang!
October 29, 2018 - This will be Liang’s third season at A5, the previous two as the 163 Head Coach. In 2018, Liang lead his team to an SRVA Regional Championship! This is the first “3” team in SRVA Region history to accomplish such a feat. He also leads this team to an AAU National Championship Bronze Medal and a 5th place finish at the Show Me National Qualifier. In 2017, Liang also earned two more 5th place finishes at Big South Qualifier and Northeast National Qualifier, as well as a Gold Medal at Dixie Classic AAU Super Regional. Along with a successful coaching career at A5, Liang has also coached at the collegiate level, including Southwestern Community College, Emporia State University, and International Budo University in Japan. As a mirror image of his coaching career, Liang’s playing career was just as successful! While at International Budo University, Liang earned Player of the Year! Liang also played for Saitama State All Star Team earning a Gold Medal at the Japanese National Sports Festival. Also earning two more Gold Medals at the Chinese Junior National tournament, playing for the Beijing Junior Men’s National Team!
Assisting Liang this year is Danielle Sweet!