BEIJING, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Zou Zhihua, who was the head coach when the Chinese men's volleyball team claimed the title at the 1986 Asian Games, died on Saturday.
Born in 1939, Zou first played professionally in 1958. He was once the roommate with the legendary coach Yuan Weiming.
Before turning to a volleyball coach, Zou had already won titles in Chinese leagues and the National Games.
From 1984 to 1988, Zou was in charge of the men's national team. After that, he came back to coach the provincial team of Jiangsu until retiring at the age of 65.