Acting manager Kim Dae-gyeong of Heungkuk Life Insurance, a women’s professional volleyball team, never expected that there would be a drastic change in her position until just a month ago.
Heungkuk Life Insurance was cruising under the direction of new coach Kwon Soon-chan, who was newly appointed in the 2022-2023 season. On the 29th of last month, the final match of 2022 against the leading Hyundai E&C was decorated with a victory and even when the points were tied, Heungkuk Life Insurance’s future seemed smooth.
However, as soon as the year changed, the high-ranking members of the Heungkuk Life Insurance club caused controversy by dismissing coach Kwon for incomprehensible reasons. Head coach Lee Young-soo, who acted as manager for one game, also took off his clothes. Heungkuk Life Insurance was in danger of drifting without a captain as Kim Ki-joong, the head coach of Sunseon Girls’ High School, who had been nominated as the successor command tower, gave up on returning to the pros.
With the head coach and head coach of the coaching staff leaving the team in just a few days, it was coach Kim Dae-kyung who was in charge of Heungkuk Life Insurance’s remaining season probation. Due to the substandard administrative handling of the club’s front desk, a skit called ‘acting as an agent’ was created, and coach Kim eventually took on the task of probation.
Acting Kim was responsible for running the game for five games from the IBK Industrial Bank match on the 8th to the KGC Ginseng Factory match on the 25th. They are fighting a fierce battle for first place with Hyundai E&C, resolving the crisis that could have caused the team atmosphere to sink rapidly and promoting with a record of 3 wins and 2 losses.
After losing the match against KGC on the 25th with a set score of 1-3, he was unable to narrow the gap with leading Hyundai E&C and faced an All-Star break, but it is not unreasonable to say that Kim is performing beyond expectations.
Acting Kim said before the KGC game on the 25th, “I think it is operating well during the season because I prepared well under the guidance of coach Kwon and head coach Lee.” The parts that need to be done in the position are different. I want to express my respect to all the coaches in the V-League. Everyone seems to be under a lot of stress, but they are great,” he indirectly expressed his grievance. 스포츠토토
Recently, I had to think about attending the All-Star Game, which would not have been the case if I had been a coach. This season’s V-League All-Star Game will be held on the 29th at Samsan Gymnasium in Incheon. With 100% spectator admission allowed for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, over 6,000 tickets have already been sold.
The Korean Volleyball Federation (KOVO) made the coaches of the 1st and 2nd place teams in the 3rd round serve as the daily commanders for the M-Star and Z-Star teams, respectively. Acting Kim even made a separate inquiry to KOVO for not participating in the All-Star Game, but ended up joining the players.
Acting Kim said, “They said there was no other way for me not to go to the All-Star game. I feel a lot of pressure,” but “it’s not more pressure than the regular league game. It’s because the season is much more important and it’s important for the players to win.” “, he emphasized.