USA Badminton hires 2000 Olympian Eti Gunawan as Director of High Performance & Coaching

May 13, 2019, 8 a.m. (ET)

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USA Badminton has hired 2000 Olympian Eti Gunawan as its new Director of High Performance & Coaching. Gunawan is a High-Performance Level 4 certified coach and has been a High-Performance Level 1 Certified Instructor since 2016. She has taught HP1 courses in New Jersey, Northern California and Southern California. 

“We are excited to have Eti as part of the USAB team,” said USAB CEO Jeff Dyrek. “We look forward to having her and utilizing her experiences, as a coach and Olympian, to improve and elevate USAB’s high performance and coaching programs.” 

Gunawan also enjoys working directly with young athletes. After serving as a coach for the Orange County Badminton Club from 2002-2008, Gunawan founded the Global Badminton Academy (GBA) in 2011.  

“It is an honor and privilege to be a part of USA Badminton. I am excited because USA Badminton is at a prosperous time with so many HP coaches able and available to instruct juniors and elite athletes,” said Gunawan. “It is our goal to provide support and guidance to ensure USAB thrives at the level we’ve worked and continue to work hard for.  Together, we are confident that we will be able to develop a solid foundation for our coaches and athletes.”

Gunawan was a member of the Indonesian Badminton National Team from 1993-2001 and was a quarterfinalist in the 2000 Sydney Olympics. While involved with numerous badminton projects, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from California State University, Fullerton, in 2005.