The Seoul High School baseball team has named SBS Sports commentator Kim Dong-soo (55) as its new head coach.
The team announced that it held an open recruitment for a head coach (technically known as a head coach) to replace Aptive BC head coach Yoo Jung-min, who submitted his resignation in late October, and selected Kim Dong-soo as the new head coach as a result of the screening.
Kim, who had emerged as a potential candidate for the Seoul Go job after Yoo’s resignation, was somewhat cautious at the time, saying, “I have a lot of things to think about.” However, after an interview process and a steering committee meeting, Kim was finally given the green light.
As a student at Seoul High School, Kim made a name for himself as a standout hitter and catcher, leading the team to the Cheongnyonggi championship. He continued to excel at Hanyang University, where he was selected by LG in the first round of the 1990 rookie draft and won the rookie championship.
Kim Dong-soo, who was part of LG’s championships in 1990 and 1994, won six Golden Gloves with the team before leaving for Samsung as a free agent. He also won one in the modern era, bringing his total to seven.
He played 20 seasons in the KBO, amassing 1,556 hits (batting average of .263), 202 home runs, and 871 RBIs in his career. Since his retirement, he has continued his coaching career, serving as second base coach and head of scouting since returning to LG. After his contract with LG expired, he worked as a commentator for SBS Sports and earned his stripes as a national team coach. He also assisted Ryu Jung-il as the national team coach at the APBC.
Now that the APBC is over, Kim is expected to form a new coaching staff and sign a formal coaching contract. The announcement of the appointment of coaches for each discipline has already been posted on the Seoul Go website.
Contrary to his reticent image, he is known to be a very intelligent coach, so it would be good to pay attention to the high school baseball version next season. 토토사이트