Disappointed again… Tears of a spring volleyball evangelist, as expected, victory did not come easily￼
This time, the ‘Spring Volleyball Evangelist’ shed tears. He tried to win, but failed.
Woori Card, led by coach Shin Young-cheol, failed to advance to the playoffs by losing a set score of 1-3 in the Dodram 2022-23 V-League Men’s Semi-Playoff KEPCO match held at Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul on the 22nd.
Woori Card is in 3rd place with 56 points (19-17), and KEPCO is in 4th place with 53 points (17-19), making it a semi-playoff held within 3 points.
The two teams faced each other in the semi-playoffs last season. The rankings were also the same as this season. However, like this season last season, KEPCO defeated Woori Card.
Coach Shin Young-cheol, the ‘Spring Volleyball Preacher’ who put Woori Card in the ranks of the strong teams, was frustrated at the threshold of winning again안전놀이터.
Head coach Shin Young-cheol is one of the best known managers in the V-League. The team he leads goes to the playoffs no matter what. In the first season of professional volleyball, he led LIG Insurance (currently KB Insurance) to PS, and in the 2010-11 season, he led Korean Air to first place in the regular season. In addition, in the 2014-15 season, KEPCO’s first PS advancement was also led.
It has been in our card since 2018. In the 2018-19 season, Woori Card faced spring volleyball for the first time after its foundation, and in the 2019-20 season, when the season ended early due to Corona 19, ranked first in the regular league, and in the 2020-21 season, we celebrated the feat of advancing to the first championship game. I saw.
However, coach Shin Young-cheol could not smile when he went to spring volleyball. He couldn’t always smile. In the days of Korean Air, I lost to Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance, and in the days of Woori Card, I lost to Korean Air. In particular, he led the 2020-21 season series with 2 wins and 1 loss, but in the 4th game, Alexandri Ferreira (registered name Alex), a foreigner at the time, had a stomachache and colon, and he could not laugh as the flow was completely taken away from Korean Air.
Previously, coach Shin Young-cheol said in an interview with a reporter, “It is regrettable that we have to peak by winning the championship game. I believe that sports requires both skill and luck. Sports are really weird. It is true that you have to be thoroughly prepared technically. I think the rest is luck.”
Coach Shin Young-cheol’s postseason record was sluggish with 7 wins and 25 losses, but this time, he added 1 loss to 7 wins and 26 losses. He has 273 wins (214 losses), the most among active coaches, but he has no championship cups. He has the leadership ability to somehow bring the team he is coaching to spring volleyball, but he has not always been strong in the short game.
Next season, ace Na Gyeong-bok will leave the team for a while as he enlists in the military. In such a situation, can coach Shin Young-cheol overcome the crisis and lift the championship cup?