Natalia Malaga enters her 5th year as the head coach of the Peruvian Junior National Team. During her stint Malaga has led the team to the bronze medal at the first Youth Summer Olympics in 2010, a gold at the Junior Pan American Cup in 2011 and a 6th place in the U20 World Championship that same year. Malaga has been training the current team since they were youth players, winning the U18 South American Championship in 2012 and finishing 4th in the U18 World Championship two years ago. Natalia Malaga is a living volleyball legend in Peru, identified as one of the most influential women in Peru of the 2000s. She is the first Peruvian to earn two Olympic medals: silver at the 1988 Seoul Games as a player and bronze at the Youth Olympic Games Singapore 2010 as a coach. She is also a three-time World Championships medalist: Silver at the Youth (U18) World Championship in 1981 and senior World Championship in 1982 at home in Peru and bronze at the 1986 senior World Championships in Czechoslovakia.