Xiangrong Liu, Eighth year at Maryland (Xiamen '86)
Xiangrong Liu begins his eighth season as an assistant coach at Maryland. With his vast knowledge of the game, Liu is in charge of all aspects of recruiting, as well as, basic court training and scouting.
In seven years at Maryland, Liu has helped guide the program to 130 victories, three ACC Championships and three trips to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. He has also recruited the program's strong incoming classes year after year.
Before his post at Maryland, Liu was an assistant coach at the University of Dayton, where he served for seven seasons. During his tenure, Liu helped guide the Flyers to a 133-83 (.616) record and the 1998 Atlantic 10 Championship.
Prior to Dayton, Liu was a member of the Shenyang Military Command of the People's Liberation Army men's volleyball team in China for six years. He later became the head coach of the women's volleyball team for the same army.
Liu came to the United States in 1989 as an exchange teacher at Bay Village High School in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1992, he returned to the United States to earn his master's degree in physical education from the University of Dayton in 1995.
A graduate of Xiamen University, Liu earned his bachelor's degree in Chinese Literature in 1986. Liu is married to Jun Yan and has a son named Rui.