Goldwin Monteverde staying with Bullpups; UE still without a coach

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Mar 21, 2018 07:21 PM
Monteverde staying with Bullpups; UE still without a coach
Goldwin Monteverde will not be UE's next head coach

Coming from a loss in the UAAP Juniors Finals to Ateneo de Manila High School, Nazareth School of National University will be back next season bigger, brighter, and better than ever.

While Michael Malonzo, Robert Minerva, and Migs Oczon will be graduating, the Bullpups will be welcoming with open arms 23 for ’23 Gilas cadet Carl Tamayo, heady guard Gerry Abadiano, and mobile big Kevin Quiambao.

Add to that battle-tested returnees in versatile wing Rhayyan Amsali and scoring dynamo Terrence Fortea.

More importantly, however, the boys from Sampaloc will still have the head coach who made it all happen.

Asked if he’s staying on with NU Juniors, Goldwin Monteverde answered, “Yes.”

He then continued, “Mag-stay ako rito kasi may commitment ako rito. Kailangang tapusin kasi mahirap naman yung biglang aalis.”

This is the first time the so-called master recruiter spoke about his job status with the Bullpups.

A month ago, reports broke out that Monteverde was leaving and heading to University of the East.

The development, and later clarification, was first reported by Reuben Terrado of spin.ph.

With this categorical statement, however, the NU faithful can rest assured that their high school program remains in good hands.

Monteverde made his name in the high school ranks, leading Chiang Kai Shek to multiple titles as well Adamson High School and NU to contention.

Along with his on-court results, he also has an impressive track record in terms of player recruitment and development with the likes of Gerry Abadiano, John Galinato, Migs Oczon, Encho Serrano, Carl Tamayo, and Jonas Tibayan having blossomed under his tutelage.

Meanwhile, the development also means that the Red Warriors are still without a head coach.

UE has been searching for a new head coach after former mentor Derrick Pumaren handed in his resignation late last year.

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