As soon as Masa Ogino took the helm of OK Financial Group’s Eutman, he raised the team to the top.
OK Financial Group, led by Masaji Ogino, beat Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance 3-1 (25-23, 25-22, 25-23, 25-20) in the men’s final of the 2023 Gumi-Dodram Cup professional volleyball tournament at Gumi Park Chung-hee Gymnasium on the 13th.
The first official match since Ogino took office. OK Financial Group, which had no experience of winning the cup tournament three times until 2015, 2019, and 2021, lifted the trophy after “four out of three.”
After the game, coach Ogino said, “I didn’t think about winning at all,” adding, “It was meaningful to participate in the official match.” He came to Korea on June 1 and played five official matches two months later. “This tournament was a good test match,” he said.
“The cup competition and the V-League are completely different. There are some difficulties in the schedule, such as two games a week, and there may be injuries. “Because it’s such a long-term race, all players have to play,” he said adding, “We don’t divide the team into the first and second divisions, the A team and the B team, but we’re trying to make a team with a thick player base by practicing the same.”
Coach Ogino has already become acquainted with the team. When I asked coach Ogino about the secret of communication, he said, “I told the players not to call me a coach.” The coach, coach, and player are living in a flat environment, not up and down. Whether it’s practice, game, or meal, we are allowing players to mix with coaches and staff.”
He also asked the coaches to make various remarks so that they could talk about what they were thinking. “The player listens to the coach, and the coaches give instructions with confidence, and everyone is having fun in trust,” he said.
At the end of the interview, coach Ogino asked reporters if they felt a change to a bright and good team about OK Financial Group. When he said yes, Ogino laughed and left the interview room, saying, “Then I’ll continue.” 스포츠토토