The Akari Chargers have appointed assistant coach Raffy Mosuela as the interim head coach for the 2024 PVL All-Filipino Conference, which is scheduled to begin in February.
Mosuela assumed the role left by Brazilian mentor Jorge Souza de Brito who had four conferences with Akari.
“Big challenge para sa’kin and sa coaching staff, pero medyo nakakapag-adjust naman na kami for this coming conference,” Mosuela said.
In his new position, the 42-year-old mentor will collaborate with Nxled and Akari’s Director of Volleyball Operations, Taka Minowa, to train the retooled Chargers.
“Pagdating sa games, more on tactical, sa amin parin, but the training is nagbibigay parin siya ng inputs.”
When asked about his relationship with Minowa, Mosuela had nothing but praise for the insightful Japanese coach.
“Yes, okay naman. Napaka-informative lahat ng binibigay niya sakin, mga drills. Upon training, pag may napansin siya, minsan pumapasok siya to [help] dun sa individual skills ng mga bata,” he marveled.
Mosuela currently serves as the head coach of the University of the East Junior Warriors. Under his leadership, the team has achieved a league-leading 11-1 record in the UAAP Season 86 high school volleyball tournament, and he’s looking to replicate the same success with the Chargers.