The Samsung Lions have appointed a former player for the first time in the organization’s history. Commentator Lee Jong-yeol will take over as Samsung’s new head coach.
Samsung officially announced on the 16th that it has appointed SBS sports commentator Lee Jong-yeol as the new head coach.
Lee Jong-yeol began his KBO career in 1991 with the LG Twins. From then until 2009, he played 19 professional seasons, totaling 1657 games and 1175 hits.
During his career, he played every position in the infield and was a switch-hitter.
Lee Jong-yeol, who began his coaching career immediately after his retirement, is recognized as a “leader who studies and strives” both inside and outside the baseball world.
Since 2015, when he returned from his coaching experience in the United States, he has been working as a commentator for SBS Sports and analyzing the national team’s power in various international competitions. 카지노사이트777
At the Hangzhou Asian Games, he served as the national team’s defensive coach and won a gold medal.
The Samsung Lions believe that Jong-yeol is the right person to lead the team to become a strong (Win) team in line with the latest baseball trends and a team that fans will love (Wow).
“I am thrilled to take the helm of the Samsung Lions, one of the most prestigious clubs in the KBO. I will do my best to build the Samsung Blue Dynasty again.”
Lee Jong-yeol will begin his duties on the 16th with a visit to Samsung Lions Park in Daegu to meet with employees.