Good news keeps happening in Northern California table tennis community! Rajul won the Developmental Coach of the Year!
What? An old news? Gotcha! You probably heard that Rajul won the USATT 2008 Developmental Coach of the Year a few months ago. Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you the 2008 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year - Rajul Sheth!
There is only one DCOY a year among all sports in the US Olympic Committee. To win this award, Rajul had to compete with sports like basketball, swimming, gymnastics, and etc. No one else in table tennis has won this award since the USOC started this award in 1996.
Rajul will be will be presented with his award on June 13 during a luncheon at the 2009 National Coaching Educators' Conference in Pittsburgh. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Station Square and hosted by West Virginia University’s Athletic Coaching Education Department.
Congratulations - not just to Rajul but to the sport of the Table Tennis.
USOC DEVELOPMENTAL COACH OF THE YEAR
1996 Jeff Shaffer, University of Southern California
1997 Dianne Holum, Speedskating
1998 Mike Stafford, Millvale Golden Gloves Gym (Cincinnati)
1999 Tom Healy, Northbrook (Ill.) Speedskating Club
2000 Fred Zimny, Luge (Lake Placid, N.Y.)
2001/02 Mike Eaves, U.S. National Under-18 Hockey Team
2003 Bob Fraley, Fresno State (Calif.) University Track & Field
2004 Dwayne Miller, Norfolk (Va.) Real Deal Track Club
2005 Tammy Gambill, U.S. Figure Skating
2006 Mark Mitchell and Peter Johansson, U.S. Figure Skating
2007 Paul Yetter, USA Swimming
2008 Rajul Sheth, Table Tennis (Milpitas, Calif.)