Coach Kim Kwang-soo, Who Joined Lotte, Said, "I Didn't Worry About the Offer From My Junior Coach Kim Tae-hyung"



Director Taehyung Kim’s suggestion… A new start as Lotte bench coach

“Can I come down right away?”

These are the first words that bench coach Kim Gwang-soo (64), who newly joined the Lotte Giants coaching staff, said after receiving an offer from coach Kim Tae-hyung (56).

Coach Kim said in a phone call on the 3rd, "After Coach Kim Tae-hyung became the new head coach of Lotte, he contacted me and asked, 'Can you take on the role of bench coach?'" and "Is there a need to worry? 온라인카지노

I wanted to play on the field, and Coach Kim Tae-hyung said, “I gave him a chance.

He said he would come down right away,” he said with a chuckle.

Since the 1st of this month, Coach Kim has been training with Lotte players at Sangdong Stadium.

Coach Kim Gwang-soo joined the OB Bears (now Doosan) in 1982, when the Korean Professional Baseball League was launched, and played as a 'famous second baseman' in the KBO League for 11 years until 1992.

After his retirement, he worked as a coach for professional baseball teams Doosan and Hanwha Eagles, as well as the independent baseball team Goyang Wonders.

At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he contributed to the Korean national team's victory as head coach, and also served as a coach at the 2015 Premier 12 and the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC).

Coach Kim Tae-hyung, who served as head coach at Doosan for eight years (2015-2022), also highly praised Coach Kim Gwang-soo's passion and experience and politely offered to recruit the 'senior coach'.

Coach Kwang-soo Kim and Tae-hyung Kim formed a relationship at Doosan as coach (Kim Kwang-soo), player (Kim Tae-hyung), head coach and battery coach.

Coach Kim accepted his junior’s offer without hesitation.

Coach Kim Gwang-soo, who has been assisting senior coaches such as Kim In-sik, Kim Kyung-moon, and former coach Kim Seong-geun, will now work with junior coach Kim Tae-hyung.

Coach Kim Kwang-soo said, "Coach Kim Tae-hyung is an outstanding coach who sent Doosan to the Korean Series for 7 consecutive years and won the championship three times (2015, 2016, 2019).

I am happy to work in the Lotte dugout with coach Kim Tae-hyung, who is making a new start."

“Even when I was a junior, I thought Coach Taehyung Kim was a good leader.

I will assist Coach Taehyung Kim to maximize his strengths,” he said.

He added, "Currently, Lotte has a good mix of young and veteran coaches.

I really enjoy working with young coaches.

I have a lot to learn from juniors as well.

I also want to pass on my experience not only to players but also to junior coaches."

Coach Kwang-soo Kim's voice was full of bright energy.

Coach Kim said, “Songchung has to survive by eating pine needles.

I am really happy now that I am back on the field after 6 years since 2017 and running around the training ground with the players.”

He added, “Our Lotte is preparing for the 2024 season.

Next fall , “I hope to have a great postseason with passionate Lotte fans,” he said.