Japan Brings In Ferhat Akbas As Women’s National Team’s Assistant Coach

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 27th, 2017 | Asian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games on the mind and as the host country, Japan adds former Turkish women’s National Team coach Ferhat Akbas as assistant coach.

This season, Akbas has been coaching CSM Bucharest in the Romanian League and the European Challenge Cup – during the club season, Akbas will remain with the club team. In 2014, Akbas took the helm of the Turkish National Team. That same season, he led the team to gold medals at the European League and the Baku 2015 European Games.

As a player, Akbas was a member of the Turkish men’s national volleyball team – he didn’t last long on the playing side as he chose to pursue a coaching career. His first coaching position came in 2011 with Turk Telekom Ankara.

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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