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The Chang Gang, otherwise known as Michael's famille.

Carl Chang, older brother/best friend/coach (also the dude on the right in the photo)
Carl was born on February 13, 1969 in Hoboken NJ USA. He graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1987, where he was on the tennis team. Carl, like Michael, was a talented junior who had beaten the likes of Pete Sampras, among other current pros. Carl attended the University of California at Berkeley on a tennis scholarship and graduated with a business degree in 1991. He entertained thoughts of going into international investment or attending law school, but decided to give a shot at the tennis first. But after briefly trying out the pro tour, Carl decided that he didn't like it and probably would have bailed had Michael not been looking for a new coach at the time. Carl agreed to take over as Michael's coach, and the rest is history!!!! :) :)

Joe Chang, father
Joe was born in 1944 and came to the US in 1966. He received a master's degree in chemistry from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken NJ and went on to work for the Merck & 3M Corporation, and later Unocal 76. Joe was also, in Michael's words, "first and main coach." He has since retired to devote more time to managing Michael's estate.

Betty Chang, mother/home-cooking wiz
Betty (nee Tung) was born on March 6, 1944 in New Delhi, India. Her father was the Taiwanese ambassador to India. Betty met Joe in the States on a blind date in New York City. She received her bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota and was also a chemist. She too has retired but occasionally ventures out to Asian and Grand Slam tournaments to cheer Michael on. When she used to tour with Michael, Betty cooked lots of awesome soup noodles and dumplings for her younger son. In fact, during a tournament in London, it was reported that she "took over an entire hotel kitchen" just so she could prepare the best meal possible for Michael!

Diana Chang, sister-in-law (the gal to the right)
Diana (nee Ying) is two years Carl's junior and was born on February 11, 1971 in Taiwan, where the rest of her family resides. She attended grade school in the States and met Carl at UC-Berkeley. They got married on December 16, 1995. Diana is an accountant and helps out with Michael's Friends, the official fan club.

Katharine Chang, niece
Katharine, daughter of Carl and Diana, was born on June 4, 1999.

Jerome (Jerry) Yu, cousin/Michael's Friends head honcho
Jerry is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Chang "team." His duties include managing Michael's Friends. Jerry received his undergraduate degree in East Asian Studies at UCLA.

James (Jimmy) Yu, cousin/homepage guru
Jimmy is the webmaster for Michael's official homepage (and he's Jerry's older brother).

Elena (sp?) Chang, cousin
Elena is another one of Michael's cousins in the Queens NY area. She is the pianist for the Chinese church in Flushing.

Evelyn Chang, cousin

Chang Tse-Peng, cousin/professional golf player
This 26-year-old guy is a professional golf player in Taiwan and is coached by his father, who is also his caddie. I think he recently finished 5th in the 1997 Thailand Open (the 1st place winner was the ultra-cute and dreamy Tiger Woods :D). He also was the runner-up in the 1997 Vietnam Open. Tse-peng was also the winner of the 1996 ROC (Republic of China) PGA Championship & Lin Kou Open.

Chang Sze Man, grand-uncle/former editor-in-chief, TENNIS (Chinese version)
Sze Man is Joe's father's younger brother (got that?). He has a Ph.D in a sports related field (what that field actually is, we have yet to find out).

James Wan, cousin/junior tennis player

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