Lady Maroons formally name replacement for Yee
University of the Philippines formally named Kenyan mentor Godfrey Okumu as head coach of the Lady Maroons.
University of the Philippines formally named Kenyan Godfrey Okumu as the new head coach of the Lady Maroons for the 80th UAAP women’s volleyball tournament slated to begin early next year.
The announcement was made Saturday during a signing event between a corporate sponsor and the Lady Maroons.
Okumu replaced Jerry Yee, who resigned from his post last September, and will handle a young but competitive team led by the trio of Isa Molde, Diana Carlos and Justine Dorog.
The mentor, who is a good friend of Yee, is not new with the team. He helped Yee train the Lady Maroons since June last year during a 2-day camp he conducted.
He was with UP late last year in the Lady Maroons’ high altitude training in Baguio and even joined the squad in Japan for its training camp before the start of Season 79.
UP, unfortunately, failed to make a repeat Final Four stint last season after ending a 13-year semis drought in Season 78.
Yee left the squad when UP started its campaign in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference. He is currently the head coach of Sta. Lucia Realty in the Philippine Superliga.
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