End of an era in NU with mass exodus of Altamirano and staff
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Nov 29, 2016 08:39 PM
SO LONG. NU will be moving on from Eric Altamirano, the coach who led them to the school's first title in 60 years.
The bringer of light after six decades of darkness is with National University no more.
Eric Altamirano tendered in his resignation as Bulldogs head coach as early as last Friday, according to sources.
His staff comprised by Anton Altamirano, Joey Guanio, Paolo Layug, and Vic Ycasiano will also be leaving with him.
No details have been disclosed as to why the 50-year-old chose to close the curtains on his six-year tenure, but a source shared that NU management was still in talks with him a week ago.
However, their last ditch effort didn’t change Altamirano’s decision and he and his staff formally stepped down from their positions over the weekend.
The softspoken coach compiled a 50-43 win-loss record during his time in Sampaloc and oversaw the rise of a cellar-dweller into a contender.
The highest of highlights for Altamirano was guiding NU to the championship in 2014 – the school’s first since 1954.
The Bulldogs have yet to reach the same heights since then, however. They found themselves on the outside looking into the playoff picture in the ongoing season and bowed out with a 5-9 standing.
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