Hall of Fame
The Taipei American School Athletics Hall of Fame honors those who displayed outstanding athletic achievement with exemplary sportsmanship while representing TAS in IASAS competition.
The TAS Athletics Hall of Fame Welcomes Five Inductees
Three members of the Class of 2022 along with two legendary coaches have been inducted into the TAS Athletics Hall of Fame.
This year’s class includes volleyball standouts Angelina C. and Kimberly H., record-breaking track & field hurdler Maud Z., and long-tenured coaches Kathy Cutler and Brian Tobey.
ANGELINA C. - Volleyball
With 353 kills over the first three years of her varsity career, Angelina was on pace to become the TAS career leader prior to the COVID-19 pandemic preventing all interscholastic competition in her senior year. She was equally dominant on the defensive end with 340 total digs and 502 quality serve receptions. In her junior year, Angelina posted incredible ratios of 181 digs to 29 errors and 211 quality serve receptions to 33 errors. The starting outside hitter for the 2019 IASAS champion squad, Angelina also led the Tigers to a second place finish in the Sanchong Cup in 2020. Angelina also earned Four-Year IASAS honors for Season 3 sports with two years each on the track & field and softball teams and was named IASAS Scholar three times.
KIMBERLY H. - Volleyball
The best setter in school history, Kimberly changed the way TAS girls volleyball was played with her blistering tempo and a selection of combo plays that did not exist in the program prior to her tenure. In addition to her setting prowess, Kimberly tallied 80 career service aces and also contributed defensively with 18 career block kills. She was a key member of the 2019 IASAS title-winning squad and also led her team to a second-place finish at the Sanchong Cup in 2020. Kimberly was a Four-Year IASAS honoree and earned co-MVP honors in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.
MAUD Z. - Track & Field
Maud was an IASAS champion, three-time MVP, and the top hurdler in school history. She holds school records in both the 100m and 400m hurdles, and both marks are elite: her 100m hurdle mark of 15.43 seconds is seven-hundredths of a second better than the IASAS record time and her 400m hurdle time (1 minute, 6.13 seconds) would have captured IASAS gold in seven of the last eight years. A Four-Year IASAS honoree, Maud was a member of the 2019 squad that captured IASAS gold on its home track and went on to be named co-MVP her sophomore year in 2020 and MVP in 2021 and 2022. A three-sport athlete and a four-time IASAS Scholar honoree, Maud was also a standout on the soccer and touch fields.
COACH KATHY CUTLER - Volleyball
A model of sportsmanship with an unrivaled passion for player development, Kathy Cutler led her teams to 14 IASAS medals—including six gold medals—as varsity girls volleyball head coach from 1984-2009. She retired as the longest tenured coach in TAS history with 39 years of coaching that spanned the tenures of seven different athletic directors. Ms. Cutler led her teams to IASAS titles in 1989-1990, 1995-1996, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2001-2002, as well as 2008-2009, her final season as varsity head coach. Ms. Cutler also served as a TAS Health & Physical Education instructor from 1984-2022 and was Associate Athletics & Activities Director from 1996-2012.
COACH BRIAN TOBEY - Volleyball & Badminton
Brian Tobey retires with numerous TAS Athletics coaching records, including longest IASAS medal streak (18), longest IASAS title-winning streak (14), and most IASAS gold medals (22). Mr. Tobey led the varsity girls badminton team to 17 gold medals and one silver from 1999-2017, including 14 straight titles to close out his stint with that program. He also led his teams to five gold medals and 15 total medals as head varsity boys volleyball coach from 1995-2010 and 2013-2018. Mr. Tobey coached both his daughter, Dani, and son, Jack, on varsity volleyball teams and won back-to-back IASAS championships in 2016 and 2017. In addition to his contributions to TAS sports teams as a coach, Mr. Tobey also taught Health & Physical Education for 30 years (1991-2022).