Aldin Ayo confirms move to UST, set to coach Growling Tigers for 'next six years'
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 05, 2018 10:21 AM
Former DLSU head coach Aldin Ayo has confirmed his move to UST after two years with the Green Archers.
Mayhem is making its way to España.
Former De La Salle University Green Archers head coach Aldin Ayo has confirmed his move to become the chief tactician of the University of Sto. Tomas Growling Tigers Friday morning, and is set to coach the España-based squad for 'the next six years', according to The Varsitarian.
EXCLUSIVE: Former La Salle coach Aldin Ayo confirms he will coach the Growling Tigers for the next six years. Ayo said IPEA officials will make official announcement on Jan. 11. pic.twitter.com/cKLVqhMk3q— The Varsitarian (@varsitarianust) January 4, 2018
The announcement puts an end to months of speculation and rumors of the multi-titled coach's departure from Taft.
As per the the official UST school organ's Tweet, the Institute of Physical Education and Athletics is set to make the partnership official this coming January 11.
After leading the Green Archers to a title back in season 79, and a runner-up finish in the recently-concluded season 80 of the UAAP, Ayo stunned the collegiate basketball sphere by announcing his exit.
The Growling Tigers have been at the cellar of the UAAP for the past two seasons, floundering under former head coach Boy Sablan, who managed a dismal 4-24 record with UST.
Having a fiery coach like Ayo, who is known for his proven 'Mayhem' style of defense, would theoretically lift the Growling Tigers, one of the winningest basketball teams in the UAAP, back into contention.