Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Hong Shao Head Coach

Background

Coach Shao has more than 30 years of experience as a competitive swimmer, NCAA collegiate athlete, Swimming teacher, club team head coach and professional team coach.  She was a former member of China's Olympic Swim Team and a China National Champion.  Coach Shao was also a private coach of an Olympic Swimmer and was the China provincial team coach which had one swimmer who finished fourth in the Olympics Games

Education

  • Associate degree in Physical Education: Beijing University of Physical Education, China 1984
  • Bachelor Degree in Information Technology: Northern Michigan University 1993
  • The American Swimming Coaches Association: World Coaches Clinic - San Diego, CA 2009
  • The American Swimming Coaches Association: Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic - Napa, CA 2010
  • The American Swimming Coaches Association: World Coaches Clinic - San Diego, CA 2011

Academic Awards

  • Four-year scholarship recipient for student athletes: Northern Michigan University 1990-93
  • "NCAA Woman of the Year" in recognition of outstanding achievement in athletics, academic excellence and community leadership 1993
  • Four-year NCAA All American 1990-93
  • NCAA All-Academic Team 1993
  • GLIAC Conference All-Academic Award 1991-92-93
  • NMU Academic Achievements Awards 1991-92-93
  • Inducted to the Northern Michigan University "Sports Hall of Fame" 2008
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