OK Financial Group Appoints Ogino Massage Director as the 3rd Command Tower… “I will lead you to victory”
Male professional volleyball OK Financial Group appointed Ogino Massage (53), a former Suntory Sunbird in Japan, as the third coach.
OK Financial Group announced on the 29th that it had appointed Ogino Massage Director as the next command tower. Massage coach Ogino is the third coach in history after coaches Kim Se-jin and Seok Jin-wook, and will be active as the first foreign coach of the OK Financial Group volleyball team.
As OK Financial Group celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, it reviewed the appointment of foreign directors in various ways, with the meaning of returning to the beginning and challenging again. After conducting several interviews with prominent figures, it was decided that coach Ogino, who had a good understanding of Korean volleyball and was strong in basic volleyball, was the right person and appointed him.
An OK Financial Group official said, “We wanted to move closer to innovation in line with the 10th anniversary of the club in 2023, and for this purpose, we selected candidates with foreign directors in mind from the beginning. We considered a wide range of people from Brazil, France, Russia, Italy, and Japan, and reviewed them in various ways, including conducting pre-written interviews.” judged He is also a manager who can fill the basics and defensive organization that the current team lacks,” he said of the appointment process.
In fact, from 1988 to 2010, coach Ogino is an ‘Asian volleyball powerhouse’ who has been active as a defensive outside hitter for a long time. He stepped on the Olympic stage twice (1992, 2008) and participated in the world championships three times (1990, 1998, 2006), and is evaluated to have shined Asian volleyball while traveling internationally.
After retiring from playing in 2010, he began his coaching career as the manager of the Suntory Sunbirds and led the team until 2012. Later, in 2017, he took over as manager of Suntory again and led the team until 2019, when he helped the team leap to the top again based on his leadership.
Coach Ogino is also a person with a deep relationship with Korean volleyball. Coach Ogino has a high understanding of Korea’s play style and performance based on his experience as a member of the Japanese national team at a time when Korean men’s volleyball and Japanese men’s volleyball were rivals. He also has a long-standing relationship with Korean volleyball by continuing to interact with the Korean national team players he faced during his playing days.
The OK Financial Group volleyball team plans to go back to the beginning with coach Ogino, who has been active for a long time in Suntory Sunbirds, which is considered the best for basic play.
Director Ogino, who took the helm of the OK Financial Group volleyball team, said, “I am happy to take on a new challenge with the OK Financial Group volleyball team. We will do our best so that the OK Financial Group volleyball team can lift the championship cup again. I know Korean volleyball well and I have a friendly side,” he said. “I think free communication is the most important thing in team management. In addition, we will strengthen the defense, which is the pillar of the team, and build a system that utilizes all attack channels.”토토사이트
Meanwhile, coach Ogino came to Korea on the 15th, concluded the contract, and greeted the players. Coach Ogino, who returned to Japan on the 17th, plans to return to Korea at the end of May to lead the team in earnest after completing necessary procedures such as issuing a visa.