Kia hires coaches Jung Jae-hoon and Lee Dong-gul, bids farewell to coaches Seo Jae-eung and Byun Jung-chul

Coach Jung Jae-hoon leaves Doosan and signs with KIA

The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) KIA Tigers has made a major change to its pitching coaching staff.

“We have hired former Doosan Bears coach Chung Jae-hoon and former Hanwha

Eagles coach Lee Dong-gul,” KIA said on Saturday, adding that Chung will serve as the

first-team pitching coach for the 2024 season and Lee will serve as the bullpen coach.

Jeong began his professional career with Doosan in 2003 and played one year with the

Lotte Giants in 2015 before returning to Doosan in 2016. He started a new coaching

career with Doosan in 2018 and will work with KIA pitchers in 2024.

Lee Dong-gul, who played for the Samsung Lions and Hanwha, worked as a power

analyst for Hanwha after retiring from the game before taking over as coach in 2021.

After three years of coaching, he parted ways with Hanwha and found a new home at KIA.

KIA decided not to re-sign coaches Seo Jae-ng and Kwak Jung-chul.

Seo, who played for KIA in the Major League Baseball and KBO, was the pitching coach

for KIA for six seasons, from 2018 to this year.

Kwak Jeong-cheol joined KIA in 2005 as the first overall pick and played for the

organization until his retirement in 2018, and he also wore a KIA uniform as a coach from 2019 to this year. 슬롯사이트

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