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Puerto Rican Federation announces new coaches


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, November 14, 2016 – The Puerto Rican National Volleyball Federation have appointed new coaches for its women’s and men’s teams.


Ramon Hernandez replaces Javier Gaspar as coach of the men’s squad while Gaspar switches to the helm of the women’s team replacing Juan Carlos Núñez.


The Puerto Rican Federation made the announcement during a press conference after completing a process of interviews and evaluation of the candidates by its technical commission.


Gaspar coached the men’s team in 2015 and 2016 while Hernandez is making a comeback to lead the men’s staff after serving as assistant coach to Argentinean Carlos Cardona in 2008-2012.


Gaspar is a former player of the men’s national team while Hernandez had a long career in volleyball and also represented Puerto Rico in beach volleyball at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens alongside Raul Papaleo. He also coached the junior men’s team in 2013.