The Thailand Women’s Team was founded in 1979 under FIVB development plan named “2001 National Team Project”. The team was supported by Petroleum Authority of Thailand for many years.
In 2002 there were also the World Grand Prix after a beautiful third place of Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship 2001 in Nakhonratchasima, Thailand. From 5 to 13 September 2007, The Thai women participated in 14th Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship 2007 and surprised everybody by defeating Korea, Kazakhstan, and Chinese Taipei. Ending these tournament Thai women is in yellow shirt on 3rd place, China 2nd place and Japan 1th place under the great support from Thai Beverage Plc.
4th place in 2006, Doha, Qatar
3rd place in 2001, 2007
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.
The changed in 1999 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.
The year of 2007, he takes action of coaching men’s volleyball of Royal Thai Air Force Club to celebrate with champion of Thailand Volleyball Championship – Division 1 and Royal Thai Military Championship.
The return of Srisamutanak with coaching women’s volleyball in Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship 2007, city hosted Nakhonratchasima, Thailand, he lead the Thai women team spirit to defeat Korea, Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei on 3rd place.
Srisamutnak, 46 years, is married and be a flight Lieutenant in the Royal Thai Air Force.
Volleyball Career Highlights: National Volleyball player 1981 - 1993, Club Volleyball coach 1987 – 1994, 2004 - 2007, National Volleyball coach 1995 – 2004, June 2007 - Present