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Venezuela

Eliseo Ramos

 

 
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New Venezuelan coach Eliseo Ramos, born in Camagüey on July 7th of 1953, has a prestigious background in Volleyball coaching particularly at the top level having coached the Cuban senior men’s coach at the World League in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

He was also the coach of Cuba at all the Norceca tournaments from 2001-2003, winning a silver medal at the Pan-American Games in 2003, while also taking Cuba to the 2002 World Championships in Argentina, where they finished 19th.

Having also experience as coach of the Colombian and Mexican teams from 2000-2004, Ramos was chosen by the Venezuelan Volleyball Federation to be the head coach of their male national team In February 2005. The 2005 World League is his first experience with Venezuela in what is shaping up as an important year with World Championship tournaments, the Bolivarian Games in Colombia, the 2005 America’s Cup in Brazil and the South American Championship also in Brazil all on the agenda.

Ramos also has a vast coaching experience with the Cuban Youth and Junior male teams, especially those who played in the Iran World Championship (Youth) and the Poland World Championship (Junior), finishing in a high position in both. Having first been elected as a 17-year-old as a member of the special Volleyball school of Camagüey, he was chosen to be part of the National Coaches Collective of Cuba in 1989.

His aim with the Venezuelan team is to qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games. He has the support and the facilities, the players and the experience to do it. Now all Venezuelan Volleyball fans await the outcome.