NU begins search for Altamirano’s replacement
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 07, 2016 03:42 PM
NEXT MAN UP. Eric Altamirano's championship-winning shoes will have to be filled in NU.
A week after the resignation of coach Eric Altamirano, National University has broken its silence at long last.
“NU management has accepted the resignation of coach Eric,” athletic director Chito Loyzaga said.
Loyzaga went on to say that the Bulldogs are nothing but thankful for Altamirano’s six-year service. “On behalf of NU, we’d like to thank coach Eric for his contributions to the community, especially the championship he spearheaded.
Altamirano tendered in his resignation as NU head coach last Friday. His staff comprised by Anton Altamirano, Joey Guanio, Paolo Layug, and Vic Ycasiano will also be leaving with him.
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 the Bulldogs to the championship in 2014 – the school’s first since 1954.
NU is yet to reach the same heights since then, however. They found themselves on the outside looking into the playoff picture in the season and bowed out with a 5-9 standing.
Now without a mentor, the Bulldogs have to undergo a coaching search. “As of today, management will start the process. We are inviting interested parties who would want to apply for the position as head coach of NU,” Loyzaga said.
He then continued, “Maybe sometime early of mid-January, management will make the announcement on who will be chosen to coach the team.”
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