Thailand promote Amin Moameri to head coach

Amin, the son of Alireza Moamari, succeeded his father as Thailand sitting volleyball teams’ head coach  after being appointed as head coach of the Italian men’s team.

Amin, who previously served as the assistant coach of Thailand from 2019 to 2020, has been promoted to the head coaching position. He started his work in February and started with the selection of the men’s and women’s teams for the upcoming season.

The teams held their first training camp in preparation for the 11th ASEAN Para Games in Indonesia from July 23-30, IWAS Games in October 3-7 and the Asian Para Games in Hangzhou in mid-October.

The 38-year-old Karaj native has a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree. He played as middle blocker for the Iranian national team and various club teams.

As a junior player, he won gold at the 2002 Asian Junior Men’s Volleyball Championship and was mentored by Iranian coaching legends Mostafa Karkhaneh and Mohammad Vakili.

He represented club Saipa at the 2005 Asian Club Volleyball Championship in Pakistan, where his team finished in second place behind Kazakhstan’s Rahat CSKA. The following year, he competed at the World University Games in Dublin, Ireland, where his team ranked first in the tournament.

He continued to play and became a member of the senior national team from 2006 to 2008.

He had a stint with the senior national team from 2006 to 2008. Eight years later, he shifted into coaching and earned his Level II certification in 2019, while mentoring his hometown club Phoenix Academy.

He became involved in sports for the disabled in 2017 and became a board member of the sports for the disabled of Alborz province before joining his father as assistant coach of Thailand in 2019.