The former men’s single shuttler, K. Yogendran has been recruited into the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) men’s singles coaching setup.
The KL born native has an extensive coaching experience at the grassroots level and internationally which includes a term as the head coach of the Mauritius national team. He is expected to report for duty at the Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara on 1st December, reported The Star.
The 39-year-old rose through the ranks to become one of the most respected coaches out there, along with his partners, Yeoh Kay Bin and Manoj Kumar, who have professionally run their own academy, Petaling Jaya New Vision Badminton Academy (NVBA), for more than ten years, and have built competitive teams that have competed in the Purple League.
“The association will continue to find ways to boost the national team’s coaching staff in order to help the new team achieve its goal,” it stated.
Yogendran took on a greater challenge by serving as Mauritius’ head coach for four years. Mauritius qualified for the Uber Cup Finals in Bangkok, Thailand, under his leadership, after winning the All Africa women’s team championship in 2018.
Beside Yogendran, Julien Paul became the first shuttler from Mauritius to compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“It’s a big difference between being the head coach of a private academy and being the head coach of a national team.” “The objectives and expectations are not the same,” Yogendran stated.
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