Pido Jarencio’s return to UST has been formalized and will be taking over the young squad from Bal David.
The heralded former Glowing Goldie and long time former head coach of the University of Santo Tomas will officially be back at España ahead of the UAAP Season 86 men’s basketball tournament.
Pido Jarencio, meeting with the team on Friday at the Quadricentennial Pavilion, has been formally named as the new head coach for the Growling Tigers after 10 years since leaving the nest as reported Varsitarian, the university’s official publication.
The 58-year-old tactician will take over Bal David’s squad after six months at the helm and an underwhelming season in the collegiate league which led to his resignation after managing to gather only a single win out of 14 games.
During Jarencio’s stay at the university as a player under Charles Badion and Aric Del Rosario in the 1980s, lhe ed the Tigers to a finals appearance as a player in 1984 and continued his winning ways as a coach, steering the Tigers to six Final Four stints and three finals from 2006 to 2013.
According to Spin.ph, sources revealed that Pido will bring along former UST players Japs Cuan and Jeric Fortuna, Juven Ledesma and his son Jaren Jarencio as his assistant coaches.
Additionally, the newly hired head coach of NorthPort at the PBA, inheriting the job from Jarencio, Bonnie Tan, was also tapped as a consultant who parades a very impressive resume in collegiate play after winning three straight championships with the Letran Knights over at the NCAA.
“It’s a huge honor and a privilege to be back and serve my alma mater,” Tan told Tiebreaker Times.
“Sana makatulong sa team yung championship experience na nakuha ko sa NCAA.”
Meanwhile, Waiyip Chong and Eric Ang were appointed as team managers who are currently assistant team managers of NorthPort and Letran, respectively.
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