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Tai-Shan Chang has accepted a coaching position with the Couran Cove Brisbane Bandits ABL team to begin his coaching career.
11/01/2018 9:57 PM ET


Tai-Shan Chang has accepted a coaching position with the Couran Cove Brisbane Bandits ABL team to begin his coaching career.


Chang will soon fly into Brisbane to join the Couran Cove Brisbane Bandits for the 2018/19 Australian Baseball League season campaign starting on 15th November 2018 as a member of the Bandits coaching staff. Chang who will officially retire as a player on the 15th of December this year at a ceremony in Taiwan, has been fast to move onto the next chapter of his illustrious playing career.


In a statement to the Bandits fans, Tai-Shan Chang had this to say "I am excited to take this next step in my Baseball career and I look forward to join the coaching staff of the Australian Champion Bandits. I plan to share my hitting knowledge throughout this experience in Brisbane".


Tai-Shan Chang is the CPBL all-time home run record holder, amassing 289 Home Runs across his 20 year playing career spanning from 1996 to 2015. Chang has won 6 Chinese Professional Baseball League championships, collected 3 Gold Gloves, and was the CPBL Rookie of the Year in 1996. 


"Adding Tai-Shan Chang to our coaching staff was an opportunity we couldn't pass up. Tai-Shan has an excellent understanding of the game and a wealth of experience, partnered with his CPBL background and his native language of Mandarin, it really was a perfect fit for us" said Couran Cove Brisbane Bandits International Director Adrian Lamb.


Chang has a good understanding of the competitive standard within the Australian Baseball League, spending time last season with the Adelaide Bite.  


CEO Mark Ready added "Tarzan has so many fans here in Brisbane, we are looking forward to seeing them at the games supporting him and the Bandits".


Chang will report to Bandits long term Head Coach David Nilsson, who recently was announced as Qld Coach of the Year, Qld Great and the Team Australia Head Coach.


Nilsson commented "As a coach whenever you can add diverse talent to your staff there is always more to be learnt. I am looking forward to spending time with Tai-Shan".



張泰山已接受擔任Couran Cove 布里斯本俠盜教練的職位以及開始他的教練生涯。


201811 15 日張泰山即將來到布里斯本並開始成為2018-19Couran Cove 布里斯本俠盜的球季的教練之一。今年的1215日當天將會在台灣正式舉行退職儀式,進而快速的前往另一個輝煌的新事業。






張泰山加入我們的教練行列是一個無法拒絕的機會。他有豐富的棒球知識和經驗,中華職棒大聯盟背景和能講國語,這是個「完美的契合」Couran Cove 布里斯本俠盜隊國際總監 Adrian Lamb 表示。




執行長 Mark Ready 也說:「 在布里斯本TARZEN 有超級多的球迷,我們實在是太期待他在球場的表現,並支持他和布里斯本俠盜隊。」


張泰山會報告給主教練 David Nilsson ,今年宣布 David 是昆士蘭的最佳教練也是最佳澳大利亞隊的主教練。


最後 David Nilsson 說:「作為教練一職,只要對球隊有幫助的技能,不管如何都要盡力學習。我非常期待能與張泰山共度這個時光。


This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.