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 KOR / Korea - Team Composition
 
 
Team manager KANG, Man-Soo
Head coach YOO, Jung-Tak
Assistant coach SEO, Nam-Won
Doctor HA, Sang-Chul
Therapist / trainer CHA, Sang-Hyun
Journalist LEE, Seok-Hee
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
1 Kwang-Kyun Chang CHANG Kwang-kyun 14.03.1981 190 82 321 312 Korean Airlines Co.
2   Hak-Min Kim Kim Hakmin 04.09.1983 193 81 327 319 Korean Airlines
3 Young-Min Kwon Kwon Youngmin 05.07.1980 190 82 315 309 Hyundai Capital Co.
4   Sung-Min Moon Moon Sungmin 14.09.1986 198 89 329 321 Hyundai Capital
L 5 Oh-Hyun Yeo YEO Oh-hyun 02.09.1978 175 70 280 279 Hyundai Capital
C 6   Tae-Woong Choi CHOI Tae-woong 09.04.1976 185 80 315 302 Hyundai Capital
7 Sun-Kyu Lee Lee Sunkyu 14.03.1981 199 90 325 320 KB Insurance
8   Hyun-Yong Ha Ha Hyunyong 09.05.1982 198 88 330 322 LIG Insurance
9 Young-Soo Shin Shin Youngsoo 01.07.1982 197 90 335 313 Korean Airlines co.
10   Bong-Woo Yun Yun Bongwoo 20.01.1982 199 88 332 320 Hyundai Capital co.
11 Kyung-Soo Lee LEE Kyung-soo 27.04.1979 198 90 332 315 LIG Insurance
12   In-Seok Song SONG In-seok 14.08.1978 197 87 335 325 Hyundai Capital co.
13 Chul-Woo Park Park Chulwoo 25.07.1985 198 88 332 319 Samsung Fire&Marine Insurance
14   Jin-Wook Suk SUK Jin-wook 05.12.1976 186 78 320 312 Samsung fire&Marine Insurance
15 Sun-Ho Shin SHIN Sun-ho 28.05.1978 195 80 318 316 Samsung fire&Marine Insurance
16   Byung-Il Song SONG Byung-il 03.04.1983 196 85 317 297 Woori Capital
17 Kyoung-Min Ha HA Kyoung-min 27.07.1982 201 83 320 310 Kepco 45
18   In-Jung Who WHO In-jung 19.04.1974 198 86 339 330 Hyundai Capital co.
19 Bu-Sik Choi CHOI Bu-sik 12.07.1978 180 80 290 281 Korean Airlines Co.
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team Profile   Coach Profile

The history of the Korean Men's team in world competitions over the last 40 years has been rather inconsistent.

Korea has participated in the Olympic Games eight times since 1964 and their best ranking was a fifth place at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.

The Koreans have won gold three times at the Asian Games, in 1978 in Bangkok, 2002 in Busan and in 2006 in Doha.

In the World Cup, a fifth place in 1991 is the best result ever reached by the Korean Men’s team.

Meanwhile, Korea won four Asian Men's Volleyball Championship titles in 1989, 1993, 2001 and 2003.

In the 2006 World League, Korea team won four matches. Altough this result was not satisfactory, the competition with world-class teams was very good experience and it helped the team to win gold at the 2006 Asian Games.

In the last edition of the World League, the Korean Men won three and lost nine. Although result was not satisfactory, the team gained experience through matches against Brazil, Finland and Canada. Through these experiences, the Koreans are on the way to becoming a top-class team.

This year, young players like Sung-Min Moon, who acquired valuable experience by taking part in international competitions in 2006 and 2007, will become integral parts of the team, while veteran players returning from injury will give the team balance.

 

Jung-Tak Yoo has been Head Coach of the Korea Men’s national team since 2007.

Before then, he enjoyed a strong career as a player and coach.

Yoo played for the Korean national team from 1983 to 1990. He was part of the team that finished fifth at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984.

He also contributed to the seventh-placed finish at the 1985 World Cup as well as the fourth-place finish at the 1983 Summer Universiade, bronze medal at the 1983 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship and silver medal at the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul.

From 1995 to 1997, Yoo was Assistant Coach of Koryo Stock Company Men’s Volleyball team before becoming Assistant Coach of the Korean Men’s national team from 1998 to 1999.

In 2000, he became Head Coach of Myunggi University Men’s Volleyball team before becoming Assistant Coach of Hyundai Capital Men’s Volleyball team in 2002, leaving in 2003.