(Colorado Springs, CO – January 19, 2021) – USA Table Tennis (“USATT”), the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis, is pleased to announce that Stefan Feth has accepted agreements to be the US Men’s coach of the National Team for 2021. Feth’s National Team Coaching duties will include providing team support at international competitions, assisting national team members along with their personal coaches on their training plans, and supporting the USATT’s coaching program.
"Team USA's health and the Tokyo Olympics are some of the major goals for 2021. Thanks to the continued support from all the clubs, coaches, and individual efforts - the future of US Table Tennis looks hopeful. I look forward to continuing the partnership with our National Team players and USATT as I embrace the challenges ahead," stated Stefan Feth.
Coach Feth has been a full-time coach in the Bay area since 2006 and coaches at the World Champions Table Tennis Academy. Feth retains a potent coaching resume which includes coaching the 2012 US Men’s Olympic Team. The 2011, 2015, and 2019 Pan Am Team (Gold Medal), plus coaching Kanak Jha in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games to a Bronze medal.
The 3-time USATT National Coach of the Year and 3-time Developmental Coach of the Year award winner also led the US Men’s Team in Chicago to secure their spot for the 2020 Olympics. Coach Feth brings a level of undeniable expertise to guide the US Men's National Team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.
“I am so appreciative that Coach Stefan has joined Coach Gao Jun to lead our national teams in 2021. Stefan has been instrumental in the performance of the Men’s Team and has earned the right to assist the team in Tokyo. I am confident that our team spirit will be high at the Games as I know Stefan will make sure all the players are ready to play their best,” shared Sean O’Neill, USATT High-Performance Director.
About USA-Table Tennis
USA Table Tennis is organized under the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of table tennis in the United States. As a member service organization, it promotes table tennis by creating opportunities for athletes and coaches of all backgrounds to participate in the sport through more than 250 clubs and over 350 tournaments across the nation annually. USA Table Tennis is a member of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition, including the Pan American, Parapan, Paralympic, and Olympic Games.
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