Head coach of the Japan
women’s national team
Kumi Nakada was born
on September 3rd, 1965 in Nerima-ward, Tokyo. As a player, she enjoyed playing
volleyball and appointed as one of the Japan Women’s National Team players in
1980 for the first time, as a setter. Kumi was only 15 years old at that time, who
was a junior high school student.
Since 1981 through
1996, Kumi has played for company’s women’s club team, one of the top-class
company’s club teams, named “Hitachi” and
her achievements brought much accomplishments to the team for those seasons.
as one of the Japan women’s national team players, has experienced three
Olympic Games, as a setter, firstly achieved Bronze Medal at Los Angeles in
1984, secondly at Seoul in 1988 finished at fourth place and then at Barcelona
in 1992 finished at fifth place. As a coach,
Kumi has various experience. Kumi took a duty and achieved, firstly as an
assistant coach, secondly as a head coach and then as a general coach since
2011 through March 2017 for the Hisamitsu Springs women’s club team. During
these seasons, the Hisamitsu Springs brilliantly took five titles of 2012/13
season and continue to leap.
Kumi Nakada has become the
new head coach of Japan Women's Team, taking over the position from former head
coach Masayoshi Manabe who led the team since April of 2009 and started her
duty from April of 2017 until 2020 and future.
Japan Women's Team is
aiming for medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics under the powerful leadership of Nakada.
Remember that former head coach Manabe brought the bronze medal to the team at the London Olympics. It has
been 28 years since the team won bronze last time.
order to secure a berth at the very traditional Montreux Volley Masters to be
held this May 2019, Kumi started the first training camp just in April, after the
2018/19 V. League as the Japanese top volleyball national league, at the
Ajinomoto National Training Centre in Tokyo.
believe Kumi is a quite tactician and he will lead her squad to the 2019 Montreux