UAAP Season 81: Gusto ko silang mag-champion -- Getigan
Mark Escarlote on Mar 03, 2019 07:45 PM
Gusto ko silang mag-champion talaga. Yun ang goal ko -- Adamson U coach Onyok Getigan
Newly-appointed Adamson University head coach Onyok Getigan didn’t hold back in his first postgame UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament interview.
The multi-titled high school mentor gave a bold answer when asked about his goal for the Lady Falcons.
“Gusto ko silang mag-champion talaga. Yun ang goal ko. 'Yun talaga ang gusto ko talaga. Minsan hindi ko binanggit pero yun ang laging nasa ulo ko,” said Getigan following a successful debut that saw Adamson sweep past National University, 25-15, 25-19, 25-22, for its first win of the season Sunday at the Big Dome.
Getigan, who steered the NCR high school squad to three Palarong Pambansa gold medal finishes, replaced Air Padda as head coach Thursday. Padda called the shot for Adamson since Season 79 before being replaced three games into Season 81. The American mentor had a 7-24 win-loss record.
Getigan, who also handles the Kings Montessori and Adamson U girls’ team, officially started his tenure just a day before his first UAAP game.
The mentor also served as Padda’s deputy so his transition didn’t need much adjustment.
“Tulad nga ng sinabi ko, andoon naman ako sa coaching staff eh, so walang bago sa akin sa mga kilos nila,” he said. “Kumbaga, aral ko yung kahinaan nila, kalakasan nila. So ‘yun ang nag-guide sa akin para i-coach sila kanina.”
The motivated Lady Falcons sustained their intensity throughout the match to barge in the win column and tie their victim and University of the East with 1-3 slate.
Getigan’s coaching style seemed to fit well with Adamson U.
“Simple lang. Simple. Ayun lang, kasi nagugulat sila sa akin kasi kanina, konting salita lang. Wala ng maraming sinasabi, basta direct, on the spot lang yung directive, yun na ang gagawin. Wala ng pala-palabok pa o wala ng ibang gagawin pa,” he said. “Kasi minsan may mga coaches na maraming sinasabi pero hindi naman nakakatulong. Isang tapik lang, isang salita lang, okay na ‘yun.”
For the future, Getigan looks to make minimal changes in Adamson’s system as they aim high.
“Same pa rin naman ang sistema, may konting ipipihit lang tayo ng konti. ‘Yun ang pinakaplano ko. May konting ipipihit lang, yung palitan ng tao,” said Getigan.
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