Ayo to coaches from provinces: ‘You can also win here in Manila’

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Jan 30, 2017 03:50 PM
Ayo to coaches from provinces: ‘You can also win in Manila'
MAN OF HISTORY. Aldin Ayo has done what no other collegiate coach has before him.

In just two years under the bright lights, Aldin Ayo has already proven himself to be a champion coach.

In his first year with his alma mater, he led Colegio de San Juan de Letran’s return to relevance and then its reaching of the promised land.

In his next campaign, he took over a fully-loaded De La Salle University and only fulfilled their championship promise.

A champion in back-to-back years, Ayo is also nothing but worthy to win back-to-back awards as Coach of the Year in the annual Collegiate Awards.

The 39-year-old became only the first coach to nab the recognition as top signal-caller in both the top collegiate leagues in the country. Nothing but thankful for yet another honor, he expressed, “To be given this recognition by people who are really into basketball, I am really grateful.”

He then continued, “Sinabi ko na naman, I get my self-confidence, my self-esteem from basketball. And malaking bagay ‘to para sa akin.”

More than that, Ayo said his continued climb atop the ladder is only further proof that coaches from the provinces can make it in Manila. As he put it, “This is for those coaches in the provinces. You guys can also win here in Manila.”

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