“I think it will stop at 599 games.” Yeo Oh-hyun, who is playing as a playing coach at Hyundai Capital in men’s professional volleyball, joked while warming up on the court ahead of an away match against KB Insurance in the 2022-23 Dodram V-League held at the Uijeongbu Gymnasium on the 18th.
Coach Yeo had played in 599 V-League games before the game that day (excluding postseason games such as cup competitions, championship matches and playoffs). Across the men’s and women’s divisions of the V-League, his first 600 individual appearances are on the verge.
However, he did not come out on the court until the game was over. Hyundai Capital beat KB Insurance with a set score of 3-1. Coach Yeo was designated as the second libero in all sets 1 through 4 and was able to play, but Hyundai Capital coach Choi Tae-woong appointed Park Gyeong-min as the first libero without a replacement. 메이저놀이터
After the game, I asked coach Choi why. He is well aware that Coach Yeo is on the verge of setting a milestone in the history of the V-League.
Director Choi said, “I am thinking carefully about whether to participate,” and laughed, saying, “I continued to think about it, but (Park) Kyung-min was so good.
“I think it would be better to achieve that record in a home game rather than an away game,” he laughed again, saying, “It is better for a female coach.” As coach Choi said, Hyundai Capital’s final team match this round is scheduled as a home game.
The Woori Card Match will be held on the 21st at Yu Gwansun Gymnasium in Cheonan. Director Choi added, “I think it would be better to achieve it with the cheers and support of home fans.” The home game against Woori Card is meaningful not only to the female coaches but also to the team.
Hyundai Capital caught up with 1st place Korean Air by 1 point by winning the KB Insurance match. If you win the Woori card battle, you rise to first place.