Yifei “Evan” Shang has been a member of the CWRU coaching staff since the 2015-16 season. After serving the first two years as a student-assistant coach, he was named an assistant coach and Director of Basketball Operations starting prior to the 2017-18 campaign.
Shang's duties with the team include assisting with player development in practice, holding individual player workouts, and contributing to the development of the team’s offensive and defensive systems. He assists with game preparation and is in charge of advance scouting. In addition, he is responsible for compiling and analyzing game film videos for breakdown during player meetings. As a recent CWRU graduate, Shang plays a role in recruiting as well, providing prospective students unique perspectives of the CWRU experience.
In his role as the Director of Basketball Operations, he manages the team’s social media outlets, and edits and publishes highlight videos. When on the road, Shang helps with travel logistics and is responsible for setting up facilities for practice and for games.
During the off season, Shang has worked as a youth basketball camp counselor in both Cleveland and Beijing, China. During the 2013-2014 season, he was appointed by Head Chinese Men’s National Basketball Coach Li Nan to serve a stint as a varsity assistant at Shang’s high school alma mater, Capital Normal University School in Beijing.
A native of Beijing, Shang received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from CWRU in 2017.