PBA: Alex Compton resigns as Alaska head coach

Paul Lintag on Aug 22, 2019 02:09 PM
PBA: Compton resigns as Alaska head coach
“It’s been an honor for me to coach such a storied franchise,” Compton said after giving up head coaching duties for the Aces.

Alex Compton is no longer head coach for the Alaska Aces.

The team announced Thursday that Compton has resigned from his post and Jeffrey Cariaso will take over starting with the 2019 PBA Governors’ Cup.

“We are very sorry to see Alex leave the team,” Aces team owner Wilfred Uytengsu said in a statement.

“He had tremendous impact on the teamand was very concerned with the players’ well being on and off the court,” he added.

Compton coached Alaska for five years and in 15 conferences with the team, he led the Aces to five PBA Finals.

Unfortunately, Alaska lost all five Finals, with the latest one being a six-game loss to Magnolia in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup.

“It’s been an honor for me to coach such a storied franchise,” Compton said.

“Being part of the Alaska family has meant a lot to me and my family, and we will always treasure our time with the Aces,” he added.

 

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