Kumi Nakada, born in 1965, is a Los Angeles 1984 Olympic bronze medallist as a setter with the National Team of Japan. She became a three-time Olympian after also playing in Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992. She took over as coach of the women’s National Team from Masayoshi Manabe this year with a mandate to lead the team up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where Japan will be competing as hosts. Her previous coaching experience was with Hisamitsu Springs since 2012, who she has led to three titles in Japan’s V.Premier League. She is the first ever female coach of the National Team.