25 April 2013 - At a press conference held in Beijing on 25 April 2013, China's National Volleyball Administrative Center under the General Administration of Sport announced the appointment of Lang Ping as the new Head Coach of the Chinese national women's volleyball team.
Lang Ping, 52, nicknamed "Iron Hammer", is a former Chinese volleyball player in the 1980s and the former head coach of the United States national women's volleyball team. (Photos China Sports Online/ Ni Minzhe)
Pan Zhichen (L), Director of the National Volleyball Administrative Center,
walks into the press conference room with Lang Ping.
A scene of the press conference at HQ of the Chinese Volleyball Association.
Lang Ping, the new head coach of the Chinese women's volleyball team.
A group photo of the officials and newly appointed coaches: Miao
Zhihong (L-1), head coach of the Chinese women's beach volleyball team,
Li Quanqiang (L-2) and Pan Zhichen (R-2), Deputy Director and Director
of the National Volleyball Administrative Center, Lang Ping (C), and
Xie Guochen (R-1), head coach of the Chinese men's volleyball team.