Mr. Khoa Nguyen was a member of the 2000 and 2004 US Olympic Table Tennis Team. He was named captain of the US Olympic Table Tennis Team. Mr. Nguyen came to America in 1975 with John (Dad), Cam Nguyet (Mom), Khai, Krystel, Roger and his youngest brother Khoi. His other two older sisters, Thu and Thuy came later to the US in 1981.
Mr. Nguyen started playing Table Tennis at the age of 9. He started competing against adults at a very young age. He made the US National Team in 1987, winning a Gold Medal in the Pan American Games. He has represented the US in many World Championships including New Delhi, Gothenberg, Qatar, Tianjin and Shanghai. Mr. Nguyen took a 2 year break from Table Tennis after the 1996 US Olympic Trials. He came back to compete in the 2000 US Olympic Trials and made the US Olympic team.
In 1995, he was given the Rich Livingston Sportsmanship and Player of the Year Award. Recently, he was nominated to be inducted in the California Table Tennis Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for USA Table Tennis.
In his professional career, he has BS in Computer Science from San Jose State University. He is currently a Senior Engineering Manager at Abbyy USA.