MANILA – Former UAAP juniors Most Valuable Player Jerie Pingoy visited his old stomping grounds at the Far Eastern University (FEU)-Diliman campus on Tuesday but stressed that he was not leaving the Ateneo de Manila University.
Pingoy visited FEU-Diliman to attend the inauguration of the school’s new sports center, and FEU’s representative to the UAAP board, Anton Montinola, said Pingoy’s presence at the ceremony showed the star guard’s desire to return to the Tamaraws’ fold.
“In fact, he’s coming back. That’s the reason why he’s here. He saw the facility, he likes it, he met his former champion teammates. He misses them, he felt more comfortable in FEU, so he wants to come back and practice here, because the gym is nicer daw,” Montinola told reporters.
Contrary to reports surfacing online, ex-Baby Tamaraw Jerie Pingoy might have to wait another year before playing his first UAAP game as a Blue Eagle.
Official representatives both from Ateneo de Manila University and Far Eastern University denied rumors that the two-time juniors MVP has been granted his release papers.
"No, [the story] is not true," Anton Montinola, FEU's UAAP board representative, told GMA News Online in a phone conversation regarding the story posted by Spin.ph. "You call [their writer] and ask him what was his basis."
MANILA, Philippines—A key cog in the University of Santo Tomas’ dominant ’90s reign has emerged as one of the leading coaching candidates of the men’s basketball team.
Gerard Francisco, who played in the last two UST teams that won four straight UAAP championships, became one of the top choices after formally applying early this week for the head coaching post vacated by Pido Jarencio.
Francisco, a winner in practically all levels, also won a UAAP championship with the UST Cubs before picking up two more with the seniors squad where he bagged the Rookie of the Year honor and named in the Mythical Team twice.
Prince Rivero is taking his talents to Taft Avenue, but the reigning NCAA juniors MVP is aware that things will only get more difficult from now on.
"Sabi niya saken [DLSU coach Juno Sauler], I need to work my way up; I need to work for my slot kasi isa lang yung grumaduate sa kanila so I really need to work hard and improve on everything," Rivero said at the launch of sports agent Charlie Dy and manager Dondon Monteverde's Virtual Sports Inc., Thursday at Revolver, Bonifacio Global City. "Skills, speed, I need to discipline myself to be a better player and also makipag-compete ako sa kanila inside the court."
The young gun added that the decision to stay Green was made just before Christmas:
Newly-minted GlobalPort Batang Pier coach Pido Jarencio bid farewell to the University of Santo Tomas community in a heartfelt message on Tuesday as he leaves the Growling Tigers basketball program.
Jarencio, who was the main man for the UST Glowing Goldies in the ’80s before becoming a PBA star, led the Growling Tigers to a UAAP title in 2006.
“One of the greatest blessings in my basketball career is the chance to give back to the University,” Jarencio said. “The past years with you, my fellow Thomasians, together with the Tigers, whom I have regarded as my extended family, have given me pride and fulfillment for which I am most grateful.”
MANILA, Philippines – Coach Pido Jarencio is satisfied with his coaching career with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) even if he was never able to replicate the success he achieved in his rookie season with the Growling Tigers.
In UAAP Season 69, his first year as head coach, Jarencio led the Growling Tigers to the championship, beating the favored Ateneo Blue Eagles in three games.
He reached the Finals twice more, in Season 75 and 76, but lost both times to Ateneo and then to De La Salle University.
MANILA, Philippines - Ernesto “Estong” Ballesteros, a vital cog in Santo Tomas’ four-peat reign in the 90s, could be taking over the Tigers’ coaching chores soon.
This came after Pido Jarencio officially parted ways with UST yesterday after signing a two-year contract with the Mikee Romero-owned Global Port franchise in the PBA.
Before informing UST officials of his new PBA job, Jarencio endorsed Ballesteros, his long-time assistant, as his successor.