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Takashi Kita earns JSBA coaching certification

by on May.01, 2011 @ 6:44 pm, under College, High School, NPB

Former Chiba Lotte Marine, Takashi Kita, took a position as a teacher at his Alma mater, Chiben Gakuen Wakayama High School, in April.  His  coaching certification application with the Japan Student Baseball Association (JSBA) was formally accepted today.

Under section 3 of the requirements for returning to high school / university baseball, pro players must spent at least 2 years as a professor, associate professor, lecturer, or assistant teacher.  Kita fulfilled this requirement by spending two years as an assistant teacher / baseball coach at Asahi University (2/2009 - 3/2011).

According to the JSBA, Kita is the first pro player to earn his coaching credentials under section 3.