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.