Aldin Ayo thinking about bringing DLSU players with him in move to UST

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 27, 2017 01:28 PM
Ayo thinking about bringing DLSU players with him to UST
Aldin Ayo will now be tasked to revive one of the proudest programs in all of college

It’s not just Aldin Ayo who will be leaving De La Salle University and relocating to University of Sto. Tomas.

As first reported by Matthew Li of Tiebreaker Times, the one-time UAAP champion and one-time NCAA champion coach is all set to take the reins of the Growling Tigers.

While both Ayo and the Green Archers’ management both said in early December they will be staying together for a third season, the former reportedly “had a change of heart” after Christmas.

And so, he will now take the wheel of one of the proudest programs in the league along with assistant coaches Mcjour Luib and Miggy Solitaria.

First lieutenant Louie Gonzales will not be making the move as he has been named as interim coach for the Taft-based team.

Along with the mostly intact coaching staff, the 40-year-old is also talking to some DLSU players about joining him in Espana.

According to sources, at least two are being wooed by the mentor to help him lift a UST side which only had one win to show for all of last season.

Ayo and the Growling Tigers have been linked as early as the onset of Season 80.

At the end of the season, the enigmatic coach neither confirmed nor denied such link. “I don’t want to comment on that,” he told reporters then.

In his two-year tenure for the Green Archers, Ayo registered a record of 38-8, with one championship and one runner-up finish.

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