Coach Kim Min-ho leaves LG to become the division’s first team defense coach
One of the Lotte Giants’ perennial problems is their defense. The team’s colorful offense has always been an issue, but the defense has always been a problem.
Coach Kim Min-ho has been brought in to revamp Lotte’s defense after the departure of Kim Tae-hyung-ho.
Kim Min-ho has left LG to become the Lotte Giants’ first-team defense coach.
LG general manager Cha Myung-seok said, “We received a call from Lotte’s new manager Park Joon-hyuk and new manager Kim Tae-hyung. We have sent you,” confirming Kim’s departure.
It is reported that Kim has already left LG and joined Lotte’s finishing camp in Sangdong, Gimhae, 카지노사이트 where he has been working with Lotte players since the past 30 days.
In his playing days,
Kim was a shortstop with a solid bat, quick feet, and solid defense. In 1995, he batted 2-for-8 with 47 stolen bases to help his team win the Korean Series. He also won the Golden Glove for shortstop that year.
In his 11-year career from 1993-2003, Kim batted 2-for-4 with 29 home runs, 277 RBIs, 472 runs scored, and 232 stolen bases.
He and Coach Kim played and coached together from the OB Bears.
Kim left Dusan first. In 2012, he moved to coach the SK Wyverns Battery, and in 2013, he moved to the LG Twins.
While Kim built a dynasty as Doosan’s head coach, Kim also served as defensive coach and head coach of the KIA Tigers, before coming to LG in 2021 to serve as defensive coach and operations coach.
It’s been 12 years since the two coaches were reunited.
Kim has coached both defense and first base. He has exceptional expertise in both areas.
When he was the defensive coach of KIA, he is credited with stabilizing the weak defensive players and helping KIA win the 2017 championship.
Always a cheerleader to lighten the mood of the team,
Kim is also recognized as a coach who develops quirky and fun training methods in spring training to help players improve their skills without getting bored.
This season, he was the first base coach for the LG first team, but after a number of unsuccessful runs early in the season, he was moved down to the second team and Park Yong-geun was moved up to the first team to shake things up.
Since then, Coach Kim has only been with the second team, and this time, Coach Kim has joined Lotte as the new head coach.
He has been tasked with eliminating Lotte’s defensive insecurities.
It remains to be seen if Han Dong-hee can become a top-notch third baseman with Kim’s guidance.