We are pleased to announce that Chiba Jets Funabashi has signed a contract (new) for the 2022-23 season with coach John Patrick Head.
John Patrick Head Coach
Date of Birth: February 29, 1968
・ 1999-2002 JBL Super League Bosch Blue Winds Head Coach
・ 2003-2005 Germany ProA Gottingen Head Coach
・ 2005-2006 JBL Super League Toyota Motor Alvark (now Alvark Tokyo) Head Coach
・ 2006-2007 Germany ProA Gottingen (Germany) Head Coach
2007-2011 Germany Bundesliga Gottingen Head Coach
2011-2012 Germany Bundesliga s.Oliver Wurzburg Head Coach
2013-2022 Germany Bundesliga MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg Head Coach
Awards and achievements:
・ 2005-2006 JBL Super League League Championship
・ 2005-2006 JBL Super League Coach of the Year Award
・ 2006-2007 German ProA League Championship
・ 2006-2007 Germany ProA Bundesliga Coach of the Year Award
・ 2008-2009 Germany Bundesliga Coach of the Year Award
・ 2009-2010 German Bundesliga League championship
・ 2009-2010 Germany Bundesliga Coach of the Year Award
・ 2017-2018 Germany Bundesliga Champions League Coach of the Year Award
・ 2020-2021 Germany Bundesliga Bundesliga Coach of the Year Award
[Comment by John Patrick HC]
We look forward to working with Chiba Jets players and staff, and playing our games in front of the league’s most enthusiastic fans.
We want to attract fast-paced, offense and defense-filled play.
Personally, I’m very happy to be back in Japan after coaching in Europe for 16 years.
〈原文〉 I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with the players and staff of the Chiba jets, and to play our games in front of what I have heard are the most enthusiastic fans in the league. We want to play with a fast pace and with energy on offense and defense. For me personally it is a great pleasure to be back in Japan after 16 years of coaching in Europe.