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