Kwon Soon-chan will coach the professional volleyball team of Heungguk Life Insurance: The DONG-A ILBO
Kwon, a graduate of SungKyunKwan University, played for Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance and coached for Woori Capital and Korean Air, before coaching KB Car Insurance for three years from 2017.
Heungguk ended his eight-year partnership with coach Park Mi-hee with the expiration of his contract. “We judged that Coach Kwon, a gentle but charismatic leader and role model, would be the best choice to enhance the reputation of our team,” the team announced. “I will continue the honorable tradition of winning the combined championships up to four times,” Kwon said. “I will take the lead myself to make sure the players and coaching staff form a strong unit.” The team also decided the same day to keep the setter Kim Da-sol (25) who became a free agent. She signed a three-year contract with Heungguk, which will pay her 110 million won (about $90,300) in annual salary, plus 10 million won ($8,200) as an option.
While Kwon joined a new team, after Korea Expressway Corp. Kim Jong Min (48), Hyundai Engineering & Construction coach Kang Seong-hyeong and Industrial Bank of Korea coach Kim Ho-cheol (67) moved to the women’s league. on the men’s side, more than half of the seven teams in the women’s league were filled with coaches from men’s teams.
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