In the first part (Part 1), we have listed three out of the world’s most famous volleyball coaches namely Bernardo Rocha de Rezende, Eugenio George Lafita, and Givi Akhvlediani.
In the following part, let’s name four more volleyball coaches in the list of world’s most famous ones, including Nikolay Karpol, José Roberto Lages Guimarães, Julio Velasco, and Viacheslav Platonov.
1/ Nikolay Karpol
Born on May 1, 1938, Nikolay Karpol was one of the most famous Russian women’s volleyball coaches. The experienced international coach is famous for yelling at players throughout matches and for organizing the game based on mathematical game theories.
In 2019, he was inducted to the Volleyball Hall of Fame for his lifetime dedication and a great career.
2/ José Roberto Lages Guimarães
Born on July 31, 1954, José Roberto Lages Guimarães was a Brazilian professional volleyball player in 1967-1996 and has been coaching since 1988.
Lages Guimarães led Brazil Men’s Team from 1992 to 1996. He helped team win the Olympics at Barcelona 1992. He has coaches Brazil Women’s Team since 2003. He won Beijing 2008 and London 2012 with the Brazil’s Women.
3/ Julio Velasco
Julio Velasco was born on February 9, 1952 in Argentina. He first coached the Italian national men’s team and helped the team to receive several successes in the 1990s.
After the Italians won the silver at the 1996 Summer Olympics, Julio switched to the Italian women’s team in 1996-1997.
In 2011, he worked as a head coach of the Iran men’s national volleyball team. After his contracted with the Iranian team expired on March 1, 2014, he became the coach of Argentina men’s national team.
The change was due to the request of the Argentina president and was approved by the Iranian volleyball confederation.
4/ Viacheslav Platonov
Viacheslav Platonov was a professional volleyball player and coach in Russia. He began the volleyball career playing the Russian club teams until 1967. Thanks to his major success as a coach of the Russian men’s national volleyball team, Platonov was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2002.