'Fanboy' Coach O reunites with former ward Marck Espejo in Japan
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 13, 2019 07:57 AM
Coach Oliver Almdaro visited his former prized ward Marck Espejo in Japan in a get-together that is akin to a father-son reunion. (Photo from Coach O via Instagram @KowchO)
Just like old times.
Coach Oliver Almadro took some time off from the Ateneo Lady Eagles' Japan training camp to watch his former ace and five-time UAAP MVP Marck Espejo, who is currently playing for Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler in the Japan V. Premier League.
Almadro, now the mentor of the Lady Eagles, took a break from preparations for the upcoming women's volleyball wars in the UAAP to witness Espejo fly among international foes firsthand.
The mentor, who steered the Ateneo men's volleyball team to a three-peat in the UAAP alongside Espejo, was like a proud 'fanboy' as he excitedly posed for this photo with the Pinoy import in Japan:
Espejo himself had nothing but gratitude for his former mentor:
Espejo has been a steady presence for the ninth-place Oita Miyoshi and is soaking up as much as he can, playing in the top tier league in one of Asia’s volleyball giants.