Men’s volleyball OK Finance’s new head coach Nihon Ogino

Former Japanese national team coach Masashi Ogino (53-photo) is the new head coach of men’s professional volleyball’s OK Financial Group.

“We have appointed Ogino as the next head coach,” OK Financial Group said in a press release on the 29th. Ogino is the first foreign head coach of the OK Financial Group volleyball team. It is only the third time in the history of the V-League Men’s Division that a foreigner has taken the helm.

“We wanted to make an innovative move to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the club’s founding, so we selected the candidates with a foreign head coach in mind from the beginning,” said OK Financial Group, explaining the selection process, “We considered a variety of candidates from Brazil, France, Russia, Italy, and Japan, and conducted written interviews.”토토사이트

Ogino was a defensive outside hitter for the Sunbirds in the Japanese League from 1988 to 2010. He won seven league championships and seven receiving awards. He also has plenty of international experience. She represented Japan at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After his retirement, he served as Suntory’s head coach from 2010-2012 and 2017-2019.

“I’m happy to take on this new challenge, and I will strengthen the defence, which is the pillar of the team, and build a system that utilises all attacking channels,” said Ogino.