Academy Technical Staff

İsmail Şahin

Technical Director of Academy

Born in Malatya in 1963, İsmail Şahin graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Business Administration.

He started his coaching career at Pertevniyal Sports Club and worked as Turkish Airlines A Team assistant and youth coach in the 1985-1986 season, respectively. In the 1987-1988 season, she served as assistant coach and youth team manager of Güneş Sigorta Women's Volleyball Team. He worked as the Men's A Team and Youth Team coach at Altınyurt Sports Club in the 1990-1992 season. In the 1994-1996 season, he worked as the Men's assistant and youth team coach at Enka Sports Club. He worked as Beşiktaş Women's Volleyball Team and youth coach between the 1999-2008 and 2014-2016 seasons.

The experienced coordinator worked as youth manager at VakıfBank Güneş Sigorta Sports Club between 2010 and 2014. He worked as the A Team head coach at Turkish Airlines Sports Club between 2016 and 2018, and in addition to carrying out the infrastructure organization of the team during his time, he played a role in the first team's promotion from the 2nd league to the 1st league and then to the Sultans League.

İsmail Şahin has been working as the youth technical coordinator of our club since the 2018-2019 season.

Birsen Bora

Manager of Academy


Born in 1991, Birsen Bora graduated from Kocaeli University, Department of Physical Education Teaching in 2014, and graduated from the Department of Sports Management by studying at her second university in 2022.

Bora, who started her coaching career at Eczacıbaşı Sports Club in 2009, worked as the Junior and Midi Girls Teams between 2016-2022 and the Little Girls Team trainer between 2019-2022. He obtained his 4th Level Head Coach certificate in the same year.

She has been working as the Juniors Administrative Officer of Eczacıbaşı Sports Club since 2022 and still continues her duty.

Barış Özdemir

Juniour Team and 2nd League Head Coach

Born in Istanbul in 1972 Barış Özdemir, is a former national volleyball player.

He started his coaching career in 2015. In turn, he served as an assistant coach in the U17 Men's National Team and achieved third place in Europe. During his time as head coach of the U19 Men's National Team, he achieved Balkan Championship and World Fifth place. The experienced coach also served as an assistant coach in the National Men's Volleyball Team.

He worked as a youth coach at Beşiktaş Sports Club in the 2015-2016 season. Between the 2018 and 2022 seasons, he started working as a youth coach at VakıfBank Sports Club. She became the Turkish Champion in the Young Girls category 4 times. Özdemir won the 2nd League championship in the 2019 – 2020 season and the Star Girls Turkey championship the following year.

Barış Özdemir is currently working as a youth coach in our club as of the 2022 – 2023 season.

Bahadır Bircan

Youth Team Head Coach


Born in Istanbul in 1997, Bahadır Bircan continues his education at Marmara University, Faculty of Sports Sciences.

He started playing volleyball at Altınyurt Sports Club in 2006. He wore the national jersey for the first time in 2013 and was transferred to Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor during his youth career. While he continued his professional volleyball career at Istanbul Büyükşehir Belediyespor, he started his youth coaching career at VakıfBank Sports Club in 2016.

Bircan continues his duty at Eczacıbaşı Sports Club as of the 2022-2023 season.

Taha Altınöz

U15 Team Head Coach

M. Taha Altınöz was born in Istanbul in 1990. He completed his undergraduate education in the computer teaching department and continued his master's degree in computer engineering.

He played volleyball in the youth and first leagues between 2004 and 2012 and took part in the national team between 2010 and 2012.

He served as Assistant and Head Coach at Es Voleybol, Vakıfbank and Galatasaray for four consecutive seasons, respectively. In his coaching career, he won a total of 2 Turkish 2nd places and 3 Turkish Championships.

Altınöz is currently working as a youth coach in our club as of the 2022 – 2023 season.

Selim Kaynak

U13 Team Head Coach

Born in Switzerland in 1988, Selim Kaynak graduated from Istanbul University, Department of German Language, Literature and German Teaching.

He worked as Youth and statistics coach at Vakıfbank Sports Club between 2015 and 2018. He worked as a statistics coach at Turkish Airlines Sports Club and Kuzeyboru Sports Club between 2017-2022.

In the 2022-2023 Season, he worked as an assistant coach at Women's 1st League Edremit Belediyespor Altınoluk Sports Club. During his coaching period, he worked as a statistical officer for CEV in the Paravolley European Championship and U17 Balkan Championship organizations.

Kaynak has been working as the U13 Team Head Coach in our club as of the 2023-2024 season.

Barış Şaylı

Assistant Coach and Strength Coach

Born in 1994, Barış Şaylı graduated from Kadir Has University, Department of Business Administration and Gelişim University, Movement and Training Sciences. He continues his education at Marmara University Coaching Department.

After completing her athletic career at Galatasaray and Beşiktaş Sports Clubs, she played in the Turkish Airlines Women's Volleyball Team between 2015 and 2017. As of 2017, he has been working as the Eczacıbaşı Sports Club Youth fitness trainer.

In addition to her role in the infrastructure, Şaylı served as the Beşiktaş Women's Volleyball team conditioner in the 2021 and 2022 seasons and contributed to the team's promotion to the Sultans League in the 2022-2023 season.

 He currently continues to work as Eczacıbaşı Youth Conditioner.

Melike Altıntaş

Mini Volley Team Coach


Born in Ankara in 2001 Melike Nur Altıntaş, continues her education as a Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation student at the University of Health Sciences.

Altıntaş, who started her volleyball career in 2013, played for Gazi University, BBSK and Galatasaray clubs respectively. She previously worked at Fenerbahçe Sports Schools.

As of the 2022-2023 season, she has been working as the U13, U15 and junior team assistant coach in our club.

Hüseyin Baykal

Juniour and Youth Team Assistant Coach

Born in Kütahya in 1997, Hüseyin Baykal completed his education at Gaziosmanpaşa University, Faculty of Sports Sciences.

He started playing volleyball at Fenerbahçe Sports Club in 2007. After completing his youth career in Fenerbahçe and Istanbul BBSK Sports Clubs, he played in various league teams.

As of the 2023-2024 season, he started working as the youth coach of Eczacıbaşı Sports Club.

Çağda Kinter

U15 Team and U13 Team Strength Coach / U13 Team Assistant Coach

Born in 1997 Çağda Kinter, after completing her undergraduate education in the Exercise and Sports / Coaching education department at Hacettepe University Faculty of Sports Sciences, he completed her master's degree in Movement and Training Science at Marmara University Faculty of Sports Sciences.

After starting her coaching career with Ankara Factory Volleyball in 2015, she worked as a coach in the youth teams of Halkbank, Karayolları, PTT, Anatolya Turkuaz, Eczacıbaşı Geleceğe Smaç clubs, and finally, she worked as a conditioner and field coach (3rd Level Senior Coach) in the youth teams of Eczacıbaşı Sports Club.

Beril Berivan Kılıç

Dr. Physiotherapist

Born in Adana in 1989, Berivan Beril Kılıç graduated from Istanbul University School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in 2011. In 2015, she completed her master's degree in Exercise Physiology at Istanbul University, Department of Sports Medicine. She is currently continuing his doctoral studies at Marmara University, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation.

Between 2012-2018, she worked as a physiotherapist in Galatasaray Sports Club, Istanbul University, Near East University and National Women's Basketball teams.

Kılıç, has been working as a physiotherapist in our club since 2021.

Ece Ünlü

Sport Physiologist

Born in Istanbul in 1993, Ece Ünlü graduated from Özyeğin University, Department of Psychology, and completed her master's degree in Sports and Health Psychology at Kadir Has University. He was awarded the title of Expert in Applied Sports Psychology (SASP-FEPSAC) by FEPSAC (European Federation of Sport Psychology). He works as a lecturer at Acıbadem University.

She has been working with the Mentalift team since 2017. He has been working as a sports psychologist in our club since 2019.