Korea - Kim
the World Grand Prix, the World Cup and Olympic Games
qualification all apart of the agenda in 2003 Kim
Cheol-Yong's return as head coach of the Korean
national women's volleyball team couldn't have been
This year signals the
start of his third campaign in charge of the Korean
team following stints from 1993 to 1996 and 1999 to
2000 and he will need all that experience to see him
through a year where the eighth-ranked team in the
world is going through a period of rebuilding.
The 49-year-old is a
stalwart of Korean volleyball and has the pedigree,
particularly in the Korean domestic league where he
lead his club side LG Caltex-Oil to nine consecutive
Super League titles and a run of 82 successive games
undefeated, but it won't be an easy task having to
shape a squad renowned for its tenacity and spirit but
lacking in genuine height.
After already having
worked with a young squad at the Sydney Olympics the
eighth place result saw Cheol-Yong replaced but his
work with Korea's dominant club side was too good to
ignore and hence another term at the helm.