Archery Australia Announces National Coaching Director/National Coach

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MEDIA RELEASE Archery Australia APPOINTS NATIONAL COACHING DIRECTOR The Archery Australia Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Ya Ping Shih as National Coaching Director. Ya Ping comes to Australia with extensive experience both as a medal winning athlete for Chinese Taipei but also a highly respected Coach, having coached both male and female Chinese Taipei archers to medal success. Ya Ping commented, ‘I really appreciate that Archery Australia has given me the opportunity to take up the role of National Coaching Director and National Coach and I sincerely believe we will work together to deliver medal winning performances in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and other major international events.’ Archery Australia President, Brian Hagaman, commented, ‘it is very exciting to have a person with Ya Ping’s experience both as a competitor and medal winning coach. We are looking forward to working with her over the coming years.’  Brian also thanked the Australian Sports Commission for its funding support for the Archery Australia High Performance Program that has made the engagement of Ya Ping possible. Ya Ping will be based at the Archery Australia High Performance Office in Brisbane and takes up her new role from Tuesday 13th August, 2013. James Larven Archery Australia Chief Executive Officer Ya Ping Shih Background and Experience WORK EXPERIENCE National Taiwan Sport University – Masters of Physical Education and Coaching ScienceNew Taipei Municipal High School (2000-2013) – PE Teacher and Archery Coach  National Taiwan University (2004-2005, 2007-2013) – Part Time Lecturer and Archery Coach Olympic Women’s Team PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION 2000 – Archery Coach Certification Taiwan Sports Federation 2001 – Secondary School Teacher Ministry of Education 2002 – National Archery Coach Certification Chinese Taipei Archery Association 2001 – Outstanding Coach Award New Taipei City Sports Federation 2003 – Outstanding Coach Award Sports Affairs Council PERSONAL SHOOTING EXPERIENCE OF INTERNATIONAL ATHLETE COMPETITION (1996 ~ 2000)               1996 – Silver Arrow Invitational – Recurve Team 1st 1998 – World University Championships – Compound Individual 2nd and Team 1st 1999 – World Cup Archery Championship – Compound Bow- Individual 2nd award and Team Champion 2000 – World University Archery Championship- Compound Bow- Individual 2nd and Team Champion INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION GUIDING EXPERIENCE (2003 ~ 2012) 2003-2004 Olympic Training Team Coach 2007-2008 Olympic Training Team Coach 2011-2012 Olympic Training Team Coach 2003/2007/2009/2011 – Coach of World Archery Championships 2004/2008/2012 Chinese Taipei Olympic Women’s Team 2003 – Coach of Australia Youth Olympic Games Chinese Taipei Team – 2 x 1st, 2 x 2nd and 1 x 3rd 2003 – Coach of Asian Cup Archery Championships Chinese Women ‘s Team – Individual 7th and Team 3rd 2004 – Coach of Athens, Greece Olympic Games Chinese Women ‘s Team – Individual 4th and 6th, Team 3rd 2006 – Coach of World Youth Archery Championships Chinese Men’s Team-Individual 3rd and Team 3rd 2006 – Coach of Asia Grand Prix Chinese Men’s Team- 4th 2007 – Coach of Archery World Championships Team- Chinese Women ‘s Team 2nd and qualify for 2008 Olympic Games 2007 – Coach of Asian Cup Archery Championships Chinese Men’s Team – Individual 2nd and Team 1st 2008 – Coach of Beijing, Greece Olympic Games Chinese Women ‘s Team 9th 2009 – Coach of World Archery University Championships Chinese Women ‘s Team- 7th 2009 – Coach of World Field Championship Chinese Women ‘s Team – 9th 2010 – Coach of Asia Archery Grand Prix Chinese Women ‘s Team – Individual 2nd and Team 4th 2010 – Coach of World Archery University Championships Chinese Women ‘s Team – Individual 3rd and Team 2nd 2011 – Coach of World Archery University Championships Chinese Women ‘s Team – Individual 4th and Team 3rd 2011 – Coach of World Championship Chinese Women ‘s Team – Team 6th and qualify for Olympic Games 2011 – Coach of London Olympic Test Event Chinese Women ‘s Team –  Team 6th 2012 – Coach of World Grand Prix Chinese Women ‘s Team – Team 2nd 2012 – London Olympic Competition Chinese Women ‘s Team – Team 5th MEDIA RELEASE

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