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New coach Morrison to world cup 2018 in volleybalsters

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New coach Morrison to world cup 2018 in volleybalsters

Jamie Morrison has Thursday in Nieuwegein his contract as coach of the Dutch volleybalsters. He put his signature under a commitment to and with the world cup of 2018.

Knzb Dutch volleyball bond, has in addition included the commitment with the American to extend to the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo.

Wednesday it was announced that the 36-year-old Morrison would go on to connect to the Dutch volleybalploeg, where he is the successor of the recently departed Giovanni Guidetti.

Morrison is in his element with his new position. “I feel one of the happiest people in the world that I am this feature should fulfil. This team is still relatively young and I think that we still have a lot to achieve,” he said in his presentation.

“We are going in the coming years to further build on the strong foundation that is there, and in addition, a new generation of training. I have of people that can know understood that Papendal one of the best training locations in the world. I can’t wait to start.”

Morrison new coach volleybalsters

Jamie Morrison on Thursday presented as coach of the volleybalsters.
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The American signs and with the world cup of 2018.
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In addition, there is an option included to extend up to and including the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo.
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Morrison is the successor of Giovanni Guidetti.
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Morrisons predecessor Guidetti surprised in december with the return of his contract, although he previously up to and including 2020 had connected to Orange. With the female team was the Italian at the Games of Rio in fourth place.

Guidetti wanted to be more with his wife and newborn daughter are in Turkey and could, moreover, in that country as a coach to get started. In Turkey, he is also coach of the club Vakifbank, where Morrison, his assistant.

International Lonneke Sloetjes is also under contract with Vakifbank and is happy with the arrival of Morrison in Orange. “I’m working now for a year and a half with Jamie and I have in that time already have learned a lot from him. He knows a lot, is patient and exudes confidence. In addition, it is a very pleasant personality”, she is full of praise.

Orange-captain Maret Balkestein-Grothues is also happy with the choice for Morrison. “It is now important to grow. I really think that Jamie is the best candidate to help us further. He is absolutely a good addition for our team.”

Experience

Morrison has no experience as a coach or head coach. He was as an assistant involved in the olympic gold of American men at the Olympics of Beijing 2008 and silver of the women in London 2012.

According to Bram Ronnes, technical director of the Dutch volleybal, is the lack of experience as a head coach, no problem. “Jamie is a to the bone-motivated coach. He ‘lives’ volleyball. And he is someone who on all steps leading up is where we want to go.”

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