Heungkuk Life Insurance ranked first in the regular league, coach Kwon Soon-chan and coach Kim Dae-kyung also have a share

There is a person Heungkuk Life Insurance, who won first place in the regular league, should not forget. It is former director Kwon Soon-chan.

Heungkuk Life Insurance confirmed first place in the regular league by winning a set score 3-0 in the 6th round of the Dodram 2022-2023 V-League Women’s Division against IBK Industrial Bank held at the Hwaseong Sports Complex Town Gymnasium on the 15th. Heungkuk Life Insurance, which reached 79 points, is 9 points ahead of second place Hyundai E&C 안전놀이터(70 points). Regardless of the results of the remaining two games of Hyundai E&C, Heungkuk Life Insurance finished the regular league with the highest rank. This is the first achievement in four years since the 2018-2019 season. It is also the sixth record in the club’s career.

It was a rough season. Heungkuk Life Insurance faced a crisis during the season. In January of last year, when he was rapidly chasing leading Hyundai Engineering & Construction and riding an upward trend, he made an absurd choice to virtually sack director Kwon. It was explained by mentioning the club’s ‘direction’, but the conflict with the former general manager was highlighted and caused another controversy.

Until the third round, when coach Kwon led the team, Heungkuk Life Insurance scored 42 points and competed with Hyundai Engineering & Construction (45 points), which was the leader. More than half of the current points were made while coach Kwon. Heungkuk Life Insurance was able to stand at the top as the power accumulated by coach Kwon from the beginning to the middle of the season was maintained until the last minute.

This is also the reason why Kim Yeon-kyung mentioned director Kwon after confirming the first place. Kim Yeon-kyung said, “I want to say thank you to coach Kwon Soon-chan. He was able to do well from the beginning because the director did well.” Although he resigned bitterly and absurdly, director Kwon also contributed greatly to Heungkuk Life Insurance winning first place. Coach Lee Young-soo, who left after serving as acting manager in a game, should also be acknowledged for his hard work.

There is another person who occupies a large share of Heungkuk Life Insurance. This is Kim Dae-kyung, the coach. After coach Lee Young-soo left the team, coach Kim led 10 games for over a month. He took on the daunting task of acting as an acting manager and led the players well, contributing to Heungkuk Life’s leading position. Heungkuk Life Insurance recorded 7 wins and 3 losses during the period coach Kim was acting as an agent. It is for this reason that coach Marcello Abondanza turned the ball around, saying, “I think Coach Daekyung Kim played a good role.