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Yukio Kiuchi to step down as manager of Joso Gakuin High School after the summer

by on May.13, 2011 @ 1:31 pm, under High School

79-year old Yukio Kiuchi has decided to step down as manager of the Joso Gakuin High School baseball team (Ibaraki) after the summer.  According to school officials, the reasons behind his decision have to do with his age and health.

Kiuchi won Koshien Tournaments with Toride Dai-Ni High School in 1984 (summer) and Joso Gakuin in 2001 (spring) and 2003 (summer).  He also retired once in 2003, only to return in 2007.