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KAZ W: Shapran at helm of Kazakhstan’s NT again after 10 years

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source: volley.kz; Photo: prosportkz.kz

Volleyball Federation of Kazakhstan has announced the appointment of the new head coach of the Women’s National Team.



Domestic expert Vyacheslav Shapran will be at the helm of the Kazakh NT for the second time in his career.

This year Kazakhstan will have rich international calendar. The most important tournament is scheduled for May, when they will go to Japan to participate at the World Qualifications for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

As a player, Shapran was the runner-up (1968) and champion of former Soviet Union (1969) with Burevestnik Alma-Ata and became a two-time winner of the CEV Champions League (former Cup of European Champions) in 1970 and 1971.

From 1988 to 1991 he was the head coach of Algeria’s NT. From 1991 to 1994 he coached the team of Étoile from Tunisia. From 2001 to 2006 he worked as the head coach of Kazakh women’s team Rakhat and the Women’s National Team of Kazakhstan.

Under the leadership of Shapran, Rakhat became a five-time champions and Cup winners in Kazakhstan as well as winners of the Asian Club Championships. He led Kazakhstan’s NT to the 2006 World Championship in Japan and silver medal at the 2005 Asian Championship.

From 2011 to 2015 he worked as the coach of women’s club from his country, Zhetysu.


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