UAAP: Coaching change to Anton Brodett gives UE Jrs. a shot in the arm

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on May 23, 2019 11:09 AM
Coaching change to Anton Brodett gives UE Jrs. a shot in arm
Anton Brodett (rightmost in photo) will have a tall task ahead of him in turning around the fortunes of the UE Jr. Warriors who have 15-111 in the last nine years

University of the East will no longer left behind.

With the Red Warriors already having shown signs of life, the Junior Warriors have now also been resuscitated.

The first step in their quest to contend? Naming a brand new head coach in Anton Brodett.

Brodett takes over a team that only has seven wins to show in the last five years.

The last time UE's Juniors program contended was even farther back in Season 70 when it lost in a playoff for the fourth-seed.

Now, however, the Recto-based squad is dead serious in its attempt to make its own noise in the high school ranks.

That begins by streamlining its Seniors and Juniors programs.

And so, as Joe Silva enters his second season as Red Warriors' head coach, his assistant in Brodett will now be calling the shots for the Junior Warriors.

The 35-year-old knows a thing or two about contending in the Juniors, also having served as longtime assistant coach for La Salle Greenhills which won a breakthrough championship two years ago.

UE HS only hopes he brings over that winning culture now he takes the coaching reins.

Along with aiding Marvin Bienvenida for the Greenies, he was also under the tutelage of Eric Altamirano in National University as well as Richard Del Rosario in College of St. Benilde. He is also the son of former Crispa Redmanizer and San Beda Hall of Famer Dave Brodett.

Brodett will have ex-pro Estong Ballesteros as well as Ferdinand Ali-Ali and Domeng Uson as his assistants in his new post.

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