On the 29th, as the men’s volleyball OK Financial Group appointed Japanese Ogino Massage as a new command tower, the most foreign coaches in V-League history can be seen on the men’s and women’s professional volleyball courts in the 2023-2024 season. Two of the seven men’s and women’s volleyball teams prepare for the season with foreign coaches.

A battle of pride between the local and foreign command towers is also unavoidable. Last season’s men’s and women’s volleyball championship match, in which teams led by native and foreign coaches competed for the championship, was a trailer. In the men’s division, Korean Air, led by coach Tommy Tilikhainen (Finland), won the combined championship for three consecutive seasons.

A subtle nerve warfare has already begun. Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong said after losing the first leg of the men’s championship match, “Recently (men’s) foreign coaches have been winning, and I thought that this trend should not continue. “There will be more foreign coaches in the future,” he said, showing his grit, saying, “Domestic coaches shouldn’t do the same as before.”

Coach Jong-min Kim, who defeated coach Marcello Abondanza, who held the helm of women’s Heungkuk Life Insurance from the last minute of last season, immediately after winning the championship, said, “I received a lot of messages of support from other coaches (for foreign coaches),” and said, “It is a professional to use talented people.” emphasized the need to go beyond

There are not many cases in the V-League, but the results of foreign coaches have been satisfactory. The first foreign commander in the V-League is Mamoru Bandaira, who coached Heungkuk Life Insurance in the 2010-2011 season after serving as a coach for the Japanese women’s national team. Head coach Bandaira, who joined as coach in the previous season, filled the vacancy of head coach Eo Chang-seon, who stepped down during the season, as acting coach, and was appointed as the official command tower for the 2010-2011 season, leading the team to the championship match (runner-up) and resigning.

After that, there was no foreign coach for a while, and then the men’s Korean Air signed a contract with coach Roberto Santilli (Italy) for the 2020-2021 season. Director Santili filled the first button of the ‘Korean Air Dynasty’ with a combined victory. Coach Tommy Tilikhainen, who took over the team after that, continued the history of winning the combined championship for three consecutive seasons.먹튀검증

In the new season, Pepper Savings Bank, the ‘youngest’ in the women’s division, entrusted the baton to coach Aachen Kim, a Korean-American in his 30s who led the Brown University volleyball team in the US. Coach Aachen Kim, who coached the Brown vs. volleyball team belonging to Division 1 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1, was recognized for his leadership by putting the team to the top of the Ivy League in 2021, three years after his appointment. OK Financial Group, which revealed that the experience of Asian volleyball had the most influence on success through Japanese volleyball statistics, where there were many foreign coaches, said, “As a leader, coach Ogino directly and indirectly plays Asian (Japanese) volleyball as well as South American and European volleyball. He has a wealth of experience throughout. In addition, he has a high understanding of the Korean play style and performance based on the experience of playing as a member of the Japanese national team, which was a rival of Korea,” he said, expecting that there would be no problem adapting to Korean volleyball.

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