Eclipse Volleyball Club

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Head Coaches Tian-ren Zhang, Pei-lan Qu 2014 - 16s head coach, asst coach to 15s, 14-black

tTianren Zhang and Peilan Qu
Co-Founders and 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, 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.


Director Dan Zhang

Dan Zhang, Director
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  • 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 toddler Zachary to be a future star athlete. He holds B.S and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering. Dan is currently employed by a software company in Mountain View as a Technical Account Manager in Partnerships 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.


Coach Bio Alphabetically (click on names to view details):
Coach Brian Posadas 2018 - 16s co-coach

willBrian Posadas

  • 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.


Coach Chip Pilialoha 2018 - 14s team head coach

daveChip Pilialoha

  • Eclipse 2013 - present 14s black head coach
  • Won NCVA Regionals 3 times
    • Eclipse summer and fall clinics coach since 2011
    • Eclipse 15s assistant coach 2012
    • Atlantic Coast High School , Florida, Varsity Assistant Coach 2011
    • Ohana Club U18, Florida, Head Coach 2010-2011
    • River City Volleyball Club U13, Washington Assistant Coach 2008-2010
    • River City Volleyball Camp/Clinic Coach 2009-2010
    • Youth baseball and football assistant coach, 2000-2005
    • German City League, Volleyballverein Ramstein, Player 2002-2005
    • US Air Force Leagues, Player and Coach 1990-2005

    Born and raised in Hawaii, I lived in Germany for 14 years, playing for Air Force base teams and local German leagues while living there.   I’ve played volleyball 25+ years but only started coaching junior volleyball a few years ago.  I’ve acquired considerable knowledge of how volleyball is played; now I’d like to impart that knowledge to the coaching side of it and pass it on to the young players.  I still compete in various leagues and tournaments from indoors, grass and sand doubles.

    "My coaching style comes from playing football at Waianae High School, Hawaii. The coaches are local legends.  It was their dedication to discipline, fundamentals and the sense of teamwork and pride that produced championships year after year.  I believe in developing quick and proper footwork, volleyball fundamentals and acumen. I believe that a player’s confidence is key in being successful as a team and for them to achieve their potential. I want players to play with pride in their team, their club, their family and their community before themselves.  Volleyball is a team sport, there is no individuality.  My high school coaches’ model is proven and that by combining this with my volleyball playing experience my hope is that I can be a part of continuing to build a great volleyball program at the Eclipse"     


Coach Esther Ho 2018 15s co-coach

daveEsther Ho

  • 2017 Eclipse 13s team co-coach
  • 2nd year De Anza College Varsity Libero
  • Lynbrook High School 2012 - 2016 as an Outside Hitter and Libero
  • Assistant Coach for 7th grade girls at Miller middle school
  • Summer grass volleyball coach for 12s - 14s.
  • Played 1 year at TTVC as a libero on 18-1.
  • LHS Female Athlete of the Year 2016
  • SCVALS 2 year Champion
  • Varsity Volleyball Captain 2015-16
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball All League Most Valuable Senior.

I have played volleyball competitively for 8 years as both an outside and DS/Libero. I played at Lynbrook High School for 4 years and am currently the starting libero at De Anza College. I am in the process of obtaining my associates degree in physiology at De Anza and  am also a heptathlete on their track and field team.  I plan to transfer to UCLA to pursue a career in medicine.


Coach Heather Sangster 2018 15s co-coach

willHeather Sangster

  • 4 year starter at Puget Sound Univ (Seattle) as MB and OH 2012-15
  • Two-time Athlete of the Year at Los Altos HS 
  • Eclipse VBC player for 14-16s, 18s level teams
  • Coached at youth girls volleyball camps at Puget Sound Univ.
  • Eclipse fall clinics Coach 2017 season


Coach Kevin Tran 2018 - 16s co-coach

willKevin Tran

  • 2017 season Eclipse 16s head coach
  • 2016 season Eclipse 15s co-coach, 16s interim coach, won regionals
  • Eclipse summer and fall clinic coach 2015-present
  • Saratoga High Volleyball 2010-2014 2014 League Champions
  • Played Boys Club vball MVVC 16-2, Aloha 18-1
  • 2015-16 Lynbrook High School JV Girls Head Coach
  • 2015 - 2016 Saratoga JV Boys Head Coach
  • 2015 Saratoga Varsity Boys Assistant Coach for CCS + Norcal Regionals
  • I am coaching my second season at Bay to Bay Volleyball Club. My Saratoga boys took 2nd place in the upper league last year. I changed my major to business so I can take over my dad's company. I'm transferring to San Jose State next year and I'm going to play on their team.

"I'm a relatively young coach. The game is evolving and getting more and more competitive everyday. I am up to date with the new play styles. I hope to establish a strong foundation for my players, push them to the next level, and have the best team possible. I am actively working towards improving my coaching style by working with other coaches, and digging into any resource I may have to get better at coaching."


Coach Kyndal Williams 2018 17s assistant coach

daveKyndal Williams

  • I spent 2 years coaching 8th grade at Rimrock Volleyball club in Billings Montana.
  • I coached a varsity team from Skyview high school at Colorado State University camp summer 2016.
  • Played 4 years starting setter at Montana State Univ at Billings.
  • Has been coaching at Eclipse Fall clinics since 2017


Coach Nikki Barsoom 2018 17s head coach

willNikki Barsoom

  • Played club volleyball for 4 years in South Bay including Vision.
    Played 1 year at UC Davis (libero)
    Played beach volleyball for UCSB 1 year
  • 2009: Women's JV Head Coach and Assistant Varsity Volleyball coach at Santa Barbara High School 
  • 2010-2012: women's JV and Varsity Vball Coach at Woodland Christian. (Lost in the state championship. JV was undefeated)
  • 2012: Coached 18s club for FIVE STARZ
  • 2013-2014: Coached/Director of the Volleyball program for Mike Allen Sports  (elementary and middle school). I was also the strength and conditioning coach for all Mike Allen sports competitive travel basketball programs 
    Led a summer conditioning/workout program for Archbishop Mitty Women's Volleyball
  • 2015: Fremont Women's JV Volleyball Coach
  • 2016: Fremont Women's Varsity Volleyball Coach and Program Director 
  • 2016-2017: coached club 18s
  • I have assisted many players in the college recruitment process from playing at the JUnior College level to D1. 


Coach Panda Shang-guan 2018 18s head coach

davePanda Shang-guan

  • 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.



Coach Spring Wang 2018 - 14s asst coach

willSpring Wang

  • Eclipse 2017 season 14s assistant coach
  • Eclipse summer and fall clinics coach since 2016
  • Harker HS JV coach 2017
  • Notre Dame High School girls Freshmen head coach
  • Notre Dame High School girls JV assistant coach
  • Notre Dame High School girls - Varsity Volunteer Assistant Coach
  • Middle School Basketball coach
  • San Jose State University
    -Student Assistant/ Manger
    - Assistant Coach Women's Gold Club Team









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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