Vincenzo Nacci took over as coach of the Venezuelan men's team in 2014, describing his role as a new adventure and an honour. Before the 2015 World League, Venezuela had not appeared in the event since 2009 when they finished last in 16th place. Nacci also guided multiple club teams at various levels in his home country of Italy, and has experience coaching youth teams. His first head coaching role came with Italian club Volley Corigliano during the 2008/09 season, earning them promotion from Serie B1 in the 2010/11 season. He later coached club side Virtus Potenza, where he also spent time as a player, but gave the role up when he took over the helm of Venezuela.