A 62-year-old Irisawa will be the new head coach of the Vietnamese Women’s NT until 2020 and will be still in charge of Vietnamese Women’s U23 NT, U21 NT and U19 NT on whose helm he has been since July 2016.
Irisawa, a former Japanese Men’s NT member, has been working as a youth coach for many years as well as a coach in some of the best clubs in Japan.
From 1982-1993 he coached Fuji Photo Film with whom he took title in the Japanese V-League. From 1994 to 2009, Irisawa was mainly involved in training at Japanese high schools and universities. He also had a notable results with Kenyan Women’s National Team, leading it to the 2010 FIVB World Championship and the 2011 FIVB World Cup.