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Poland

Stanislaw Gosciniak

 

 
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Stanislaw Gosciniak took over as head coach of the Polish national men’s team when he replaced Waldemar Wspanialy who decided to resign after the European Championships in Germany. Gosciniak had previously served as Wspanialy’s assistant with the Polish side.

Considered as one of the best setters in Polish volleyball history, Stanislaw Gosciniak was among the pioneer Polish medalists. In 1968 and 1972 he took part in the Olympic Games in Mexico and Munich respectively, however, the highlight of Gosciniak’s career was arguably the contribution he made to the 1974 World Championship winning Polish team when not only did he pick up a gold medal but also the award for the tournament’s ‘Most Valuable Player’.

Gosciniak spent most of his coaching career, which began in 1975, in the city of Czestochowa where he managed local club AZS to four Polish championships.

His first stint as Polish coach in 1986 turned out to be rather unsuccessful as he failed to guide the national team through to the European Championships.



Percentage of Wins
Poland Total Matches Matches Won Matches Lost Wins %
15 9 6 60.00