Molero hired as coach of Puerto Rico U20 Team



SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 2, 2015 – Xiomara Molero was named the new coach of the Puerto Rico U20 Women’s National Team that will participate at the FIVB Volleyball Women’s U20 World Championship to be played in four cities of Puerto Rico from September 11 to 19.


Molero replaces Juan Carlos Nuñez who has been hired to coach the women’s senior national team.


“We know Xiomara very well, first as a player and then as a coach, and she is the best suited to coach our U20 team to make her debut at home during the world championship,” said Elliot Matias Sosa, Vice President of the Puerto Rican Volleyball Federation.


Molero began her coachinh career in 2007 leading Valencianas of Juncos to the title of the Women’s Volleyball Superior League. As a player she won six national crowns with Criollas of Caguas and Mets of Guaynabo and served as captain of the national team for 16 years.


The former setter is the first women to coach a national team in a world championship of any age class. Puerto Rico will be taking part in their fifth U20 World Championship.


Molero will be assisted by Juan Cartagena, an FIVB Coach Level III and Ariel Ortiz Morell, who is the director of the female junior and youth national program and athletic director of the Metropolitan University.