Hockey coach, Vincent Kasasa has decided to take a break from coaching after just eight years in the coaching field citing ‘career job’ as a reason.
Kasasa, known for his attacking game led Weatherhead to a second-place finish in the National Hockey League last season as they secured a place at last year’s African Cup of Club Championships hosted by neighbors Kenya.
“I’m taking a break from coaching,” the 26-year-old revealed to Kawowo Sports.
“It was healthy I take this decision. Coaching men and women plus three schools was something. I needed a rest,” he added.
As he goes for his sabbatical, Kasasa intends to ‘groom’ others to take over in his absence.
“I’m going to groom people to take over. There’s nothing much I’m still fighting for. Maybe winning the league but still that had to be Weatherhead Excom decision. My work was just to implement.
“I plan to be an advisor and I want to concentrate on my career job, accounting. I will decide on when to come back.”
While at Weatherhead, Kasasa was also the head coach at three secondary schools including St Mary’s College Kisubi, St Mary’s Namagunga and St Charles Lwanga Kasasa.
He won the national trophy with St Charles Lwanga in 2015, and helped the side win a silver medal at the East African Games in the same year before leading them to a third-place finish at the EAG games last year as they brought home the bronze medal.
With St Mary’s Kisubi, Kasasa won back to back national trophies with the side in 2012 and 2013, before winning bronze with them at the East African Games in 2013.
Ntare won the national trophy in 2014 and made three appearances at the regional games under his reign.
He previously coached St Henry’s College Kitovu, Buddo College, and Ntare SS.