Michał Mieszko Gogol
- Role: Head Coach
In the season 2019/2020, the first PGE Skra team will be led by Michał Mieszko Gogol. The new coach also chose his closest staff which will help him work in the team of the nine-time Polish champion.
34-year-old Gogol began his adventure with volleyball as a player in Maraton Świnoujście, and then played in Morze Szczecin (2004-2008). In the years 2008-2011 he became the coach assistant of AZS Częstochowa. The new PGE Skra coach also worked as a scout in Asseco Resovia (2011-2016) and then he became the second coach of the U-23 Polish National Team. Gogol also became the first coach in the Stocznia Szczecin (2016-2018), where he previously held the role of an assistant coach. During the season 2018/2019 he took Indykpol AZS Olsztyn and is still the coach assistant of the senior National Team of Poland. Although he will be the youngest trainer in PlusLiga, he has three national championships, he was also in the training staff during the World Championships 2014 and 2018, in which Poland won the gold medals.
"We have been watching Michał's work for a long time and I think that this is one of the most promising Polish coaches of the young generation. At the same time, he has a lot of experience, because he has been working for many years in the Polish Volleyball League club. He is also an assistant coach of Vital Heynen in the Polish National Team and we have determined that he will manage the responsibility and pressure that he will face becoming a head coach of the PGE Skra Bełchatów team. The expectations are large, but I believe that Michał, a good Polish coach, is ready for this challenge and will certainly manage this task" - says Konrad Piechocki, the President of PGE Skra.