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On April 3rd, Mr. Kenjiro Nomura, a former head coach of the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and a baseball commentator, entered the master’s program in the Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University.
Mr. Nomura, who passed the “Entrance Examination for Adults More Than 21-year-old” in this February, started his university student life, majoring Health and Sports Sciences Education.
Mr. Nomura attended an orientation held on April 4th, where many newspaper and TV reporters gathered to cover his enrollment, and introduced himself to the class, “I felt the need to learn sports medicine when coaching the Carp team. I may be from your father’s generation but I decided to go back to university to learn sports medicine for my second career.”
After the orientation, Mr. Nomura had a meeting with Professor Deguchi, his supervising professor, where they discussed about his study plans. Mr. Nomura talked his aspirations for university study, “In my experience as a head coach, I’ve been interested in how coaching methods have changed with the times, especially in the way of helping the players understand the right movements or their roles. I would like to learn about Coaching Science and Sports Psychology for my Master’s study.” There were some scenes where Mr. Nomura had a friendly chat with other students and exchanged their LINE IDs. Mr. Nomura said, “By studying together, I hope I could provide good stimulation for other students around.”
Mr. Nomura at the Freshmen Guidance (3rd from the left)
Mr. Nomura introducing himself in front of teachers and students
Group photo with his classmates
Mr. Nomura and his supervising professor Tatsuya Deguchi shaking hands with a smile