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Thailand - Nataphon Srisamutnak

Former national player Nataphon Srisamutnak took on the role of national coach for Thailand's teams in 1995, just two years after he retired as a player. That year he guided the men's team to ninth Place in the Asian Senior Men's Volleyball Championship, Korea and to the gold medal at the South East Asia Games, Thailand.

His honors continued in 1997 with second place in the South East Asia Senior Games, Indonesia and 10th place in the Asian Senior Men's Volleyball Championship, Qatar. In 1998 his team registered a fifth Place at the Asian Games, Thailand and finished 20th at the World Championship in Japan. One year later his team finished second in the 1st AVC Cup Men's Club Volleyball Tournament, Thailand.

1999 also signalled a change when Srisamutnak started coaching women's Volleyball. His first result included a fourth place finish at the 8th Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship, Hong Kong.

In 2000, teams under his coaching were fifth in the 2nd AVC Cup Women's Club Volleyball Tournament, China and won the gold medal at the South East Asia Senior Women's Club Volleyball Tournament, Vietnam. This was capped by another gold medal in the South East Asia Games, Malaysia in 2001.

Srisamutnak, 41, is married and is a flight Lieutenant in the Royal Thai Air Force.


Volleyball Career Highlights: National Volleyball player 1981 - 1993, club Volleyball coach 1987 - 1994, national Volleyball coach 1995 - Present