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[7/25/2013] 140 former pro-players to take new courses to earn coaching licenses for HS/uni level

by on Jul.26, 2013 @ 3:54 am, under College, High School, NPB

The NPB announced on Tuesday that 140 former professional players will be taking the new training courses to earn coaching licenses for the high school/university level.  Ninety-seven will attend the first set of courses on the 28th and forty-three will attend the second set on August 10.  Upon completion, they will still need to take training courses set up by the Japan Student Baseball Association later this year.

Daily Sports has provided a list of some of the major names:

  • Hiromu Matsuoka
  • Akihiko Oya
  • Soroku Yagisawa
  • Yukinobu Kuroe
  • Tadashi Matsumoto
  • Norihiro Komada
  • Takehiko Kobayakawa
  • Osamu Nomura
  • Toshito Sekimoto
  • Tomoo Wako
  • Toshihisa Nishi
  • Mitsuhiro Adachi
  • Nobuhiro Takagi
  • Yukio Fujinami
  • Hirohisa Matsunuma
  • Masayuki Matsunuma
  • Hiromichi Ishige
  • Shozo Eto
  • Takeshi Koba
  • Kazumi Takahashi
  • Jun Misawa
  • Tatsuhiko Kimata
  • Kazuhiko Endo
  • Masashi Takenouchi
  • Kaname Yashiki
  • Ken Suzuki

Source: Daily Sports 7/23/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/23/2013