Two-time Jrs. champion Randy Alcantara tipped to be next Mapua head coach

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 15, 2018 06:38 PM
Two-time Jrs. champion tipped to be next Mapua head coach
Randy Alcantara has all the credentials and capabilities needed to succeed in the next level

Randy Alcantara has added another feather to his cap as he takes the next step in his coaching career.

Fresh off winning his second championship, coach Randy revealed on Wednesday that he is stepping down as head coach of Mapua High School. “Last year ko na ‘to sa Juniors,” he told reporters after they bested now-dethroned College of St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills in the winner-take-all Game 3.

He leaves the Red Robins as a resurrected powerhouse that has won two titles in the last three years and has made the Finals four times out of the last five.

But where is coach Randy headed? “Thank you at nag-champion ako bago mag-start sa Seniors,” he said.

The school has not made any official announcement yet, but according to sources, the 47-year-old is the favorite to replace Atoy Co who had just exited as head coach of Mapua University a week ago.

According to coach Randy himself, he has had talks with team management regarding the post, but no formal contract has been offered. “Kinausap na nila ako, pero wala pang contract. Wala pang final,” he said.

If he does get named as the Cardinals’ new mentor, he will be re-united with former wards Warren Bonifacio, Noah Lugo, and Laurenz Victoria.

At the same time, he may very well bring along Red Robins standouts Dan Arches, Clint Escamis, and Paolo Hernandez wherever he may end up next.

Co, who may also be named as consultant for the Seniors squad, said that he had already recommended coach Randy for the job. “Bibigyan na si coach Randy ng pagkakataon to handle the Mapua Cardinals,” he said then.

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