KIA Tigers Hong Se-wan Futures (2nd team) hitting coach joined the 1st team entry.
KIA coach Kim Jong-guk registered Coach Hong as a first-team entry ahead of the Lotte Giants match at Sajik Stadium in Busan on the 18th. There is no expulsion since one spot in the coach’s entry was vacant. Manager Kim said, “We have been in a situation where there is a lack of coaches. Coach Lee Beom-ho will continue to serve as the main hitting coach for the first team, and Coach Hong will play a helping role.” 메이저놀이터
Coach Hong, who wore the Tigers uniform in the 2nd 11th round of the 1996 rookie draft, turned to coaching after retiring in 2010. Afterwards, he served as a hitting coach at KIA until 2019, helping several players such as Park Chan-ho improve their skills. Coach Hong, who briefly left for SK Wyverns (now SSG Landers) ahead of the 2020 season, returned to KIA last year and has been teaching the future team hitting.
KIA is struggling with a severe sluggish hitting at the beginning of the season. He fell to the bottom of the season at the beginning of the season as his bat rarely exploded in scoring. Manager Kim seems to hope that the experience of Coach Hong, who spent a long time with the Tigers and coached most of the key players in the first team, will serve as an opportunity for a rebound. Coach Kim said, “I expect to help the players in the first team and support this coach well with my experience so far.”