Go Joon-yong (34) took off his uniform.
The 2023 KOVO Men’s Asian Quarter Tryout is currently underway in Jeju Island. While the coaches and coaching staff of the seven clubs were concentrating on choosing the stone, a familiar face stood out to the Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance coaching staff. It was Go Joon-yong.
Ko Jun-yong participated in the tryout as a coaching staff member along with head coach Kim Sang-woo and head coach Kim Tae-jong. From the upcoming season, he will start the season as a coach rather than a player. Now, he starts a new volleyball life as ‘Coach Go Jun-yong’ instead of ‘Player Go Jun-yong’.
Although the title of coach may still be awkward, Go Joon-yong checked the participants with a hawk’s eye in order to successfully carry out his first job as a coach, the Asia Quarter Tryout.
Go Joon-yong, who played the outside heater position during his active career, is a former Samsung Fire & Marine one-club man. After graduating from Inha University, he entered the professional stage by receiving the first pick in the second round of the 2011 rookie draft. From the 2011-12 season, which was his debut season, he recorded 35 points in 20 games, an attack success rate of 43.75%, and a receiving efficiency of 32.56%. 메이저놀이터
In particular, in the 2013-14 season, Seok Jin-wook’s retirement and Yeo Oh-hyun’s transfer made a gap in the receiving line, adding strength. It recorded a receive efficiency of 56.46% and contributed to the overall victory of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance.
Go Joon-yong recorded 633 points in 279 professional matches (713 sets), an attack success rate of 48.35%, and a receiving efficiency of 44.54%. In the 2022-23 season, which was the last season of his player career, he played 27 games and scored 52 points, an attack success rate of 44%, and a receiving efficiency of 28%.