Paju Challengers, an independent baseball team, announced on the 26th that it had appointed coach Ki-moon Choi (50) as the new head coach for the 2024 season.
Coach Choi played as a catcher for the OB (now Doosan) Bears and Lotte Giants, and after retiring, he worked as a battery coach for professional clubs such as Lotte and NC Dinos since 2011.
In 2022, he joined the Paju Challengers as a battery coach, and this time he also took on the position of head coach.
Coach Choi expressed his thoughts, saying, “I want to give all of my experience to players who have experienced frustration and players full of passion. I want to produce players who can play a role not only in professional baseball but also in the Korean baseball industry as a whole.”
In addition, he added, “Paju Challengers is a club that has produced 21 professional players over 7 years, and as far as I know, it is a team that has been run without help from local governments or companies. I will help the team to develop players in a good environment.”
Coaches Shin Cheol-in and Kang Min-gyu will join as coaches to assist Director Choi.
Paju Challengers said, “We are happy to have appointed a great manager and coach. We want to work with players who have dreams and can do their best.”
먹튀검증The Paju Challengers Independent Baseball Team will accept player applications until the 10th of next month, and will conduct player selection at its home stadium, Paju Gyoha Baseball Stadium, on the 17th.
The club, which had been running the club with player dues, said, “Starting next year, we will no longer collect dues so that players can focus entirely on baseball.”
The players selected this time will refine their skills through field training in Shimonoseki, Japan in January next year and then participate in the Gyeonggi Provincial League, which opens in March next year.