Airforce Volleyball team tactician Shilla Omuriwe Buyongo has been named Head Coach of the Uganda men’s national Volleyball team, Volleyball Cranes.
Omuriwe, a famous female coach in the local scene will first and foremost be tasked to prepare the national men’s team for the upcoming 2022 World Championship Zonal Qualifiers slated for next month either in Tunisia or Rwanda.
Omuriwe will officially be unveiled on Wednesday, 21st July 2021 alongside the incoming team manager, technical team and the national team squad. The event will be held in the presence of the media at the Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF) offices at Unicalo Building in Lugogo, Kampala.
Omuriwe who’s not new to the national team players says that albeit having a short stint to prepare for next month’s event her and her dugout will put in the work to deliver results.
“Given the short time frame we have to prepare, we are going to call 18 players and select who to focus on after some analysis,” Omuriwe told Inside Volleyball.
With the current nationwide lockdown caused by Covid-19 disruptions that has forced locally organized sports activities to grind to a halt, Omuriwe says that the team will have to enter a residential camp/bubble to ensure safety of everyone.
Among others (possibly), Omuriwe will also be tasked to lead the team to the African Nations Championship between 19th August and 19th September 2021.
Former Volleyball Cranes middle blocker Luke Eitit will serve as Omuriwe’s assistant. Eitit played for Sport-S, KVC and APR (Rwanda) at club level and also played as center.
Omuriwe’s Coaching Experience:
Asst. Coach National Team – women (2018-2019)
Head Coach, Airforce Volleyball – Men (2018 to date
Head Coach, KAVC- Men (2014 –2017)
Coach, Kyambogo University Coach (2017-2018)
Youth Coach, ISU – Girls (2018 – 2019)
Youth Coach, KISU – Girls – (2016 – 2017)
Grad Assistant Coach University of Bridgeport (2007 – 2009)
Coach, Connecticut Sports Center – Girls (2008 – 2009)
Credit: Inside Volleyball