Former Ugandan international, Shilla Omuriwe-Buyungo has been appointed as Head Coach of the National Men’s Volleyball Cranes Team.
Omuriwe-Buyungo is a highly trained coach, with vast experience of working for men’s teams. She took KAVC to position 14 out of 24 teams during the African Club Championship, before moving to her new role at Airforce in 2017.
She is currently the Head Coach of Airforce Club, and will be taking over from Nason Bwesigye, who will be taking on a new role as National Team Technical Advisor.
Her new assignment as Cranes Coach will be from 19 August – 19 September, 2021.
“Given the short time frame we have to prepare, we are going to call 18 players and select who to focus on after some analysis.
“The current plan is to get everybody in camp/bubble to make sure that the players are safe,” said Omuriwe-Buyungo.
She is the only female coach to have led a men’s team to the National Volleyball League title in the FIVB volleyball history.
Positions that Omuriwe-Buyungo has held a number in the world of Volleyball:
Assistant Coach National Team (women), 2018-2019
Head Coach, Airforce Vollyball (men), 2018 to date
Head Coach, KAVC (men), 2014-2018
Coach, Kyambogo University, 2017-2018
Youth Coach, ISU (girls), 2018-2019
Youth Coach, KISU (girls), 2016-2017
Grad Assistant Coach, University of Bridgeport, 2007-2009
Coach, Connecticut Sports Centre (girls), 2008-2009
Photo 1 Caption: Former International Shilla Omuriwe-Buyungo earns the head coach role for the Uganda’s Men’s Volleyball Cranes Team. Photo: Shilla Omuriwe-Buyongo (Twitter)