Mental Coach Jegal (Korean: 멘탈코치 제갈길) is a 2022 South Korean television series starring Jung Woo in the title role, along with Lee Yoo-mi, Kwon Yul, Park Se-young, and Moon Yoo-kang.
DIRECTOR – Son Jeong-hyun
WRITTEN BY – Kim Ban-di
GENRE – Sports drama
EPISODES – 16
RELEASE DATE – September 12 –
November 2, 2022
COUNTRY – South Korea
LANGUAGE – Korean
NETWORK – tvN
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Jegal Gil (Jung Woo) is a former national Taekwondo athlete who is known for his hard work. Unfortunately he causes an unprecedented scandal in the athlete’s village and was permanently expelled from the team.
He is reluctant to turn his back on the world of sports, however, so has become a “mental coach” and begins to work with the athletes.
As part of his new line of work, he must help a young woman named Cha Ga Eul (Lee Yoo Mi) a former world-class short track speed skating gold medalist who has fallen into a slump.
Meanwhile, Ku Tae-Man (Kwon Yool) is the director of the Human Rights center of the Athletic association and was also a member of the national taekwondo team with a strong desire for power and he is the one responsible for the transformation in Jegal Gil’s life.
- Jung Woo as Jegal Gil, a mental healthcare coach and a former national Taekwondo athlete who quits sports due to an unprecedented scandal.
- Lee Yoo-mi as Cha Ga-eul, a gold medalist short-track speed skater who aims to overcome a slump and to make a comeback
- Kwon Yul as Gu Tae-man, head of the Human Rights Center of the Sports Council and a former Taekwondo Olympic gold medalist.
- Park Se-young as Park Seung-ha, a psychiatrist from the national sports team’s psychological support team.
- Moon Yoo-kang as Lee Mu-gyeol, a leading South Korean swimmer.
- Yoon Joo-sang as Jegal Han-ryang
- Kim Do-yoon as Cha Mu-tae
- Gil Hae-yeon as Shim Bok-ja
- Cha Soon-bae as Dr. Song Ji-man
- Moon Sung-keun as Park Seung-tae
- Kim Jong-tae as Representative Kang
- Lee Jin-yi as Choi Su-ji
- Kang Young-seok as Go Young-to
- Heo Jung-min as Pistol Park (Park Hyun-soo)
- Jung Kang-hee as Oh Bok-tae
- Han Woo-yeol as Yeo Sang-goo
- Heo Jeong-do as Oh Dal-seon
- Park Han-sol as Oh Seon-ah
- Kim Si-eun as Jo Ji-young
- Kim Si-eun as Han Yeo-woon
- Noh Ah-reum as Mo Ah-reum
- Hong Hwa-yeon as Kim Moo-young
- Kim Yoo-jung as Park Ji-soo
- Jung Gyu-soo as Chairman Go
- Lee Chul-min as Park Sang-do
- Park Chul-min as Jeon Chang-gil
- Choi Hee-jin as Choi Yeo-jeong
- Yoo Young-jae as a coach
- Lee So-hee as Oh Yeon-ji
- Song Ji-won as Shin Ye-ji
- Cha Seon-hyung as Park Seung-min
- Park Jong-hwi as Oh Jin-tae
- Park Hee-joo
- Lee Seung-min