Jack Santiago introduced as brand new UE head coach for UAAP 83
ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 20, 2020 04:58 PM
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Yet another new day has dawned in University of the East - and this time, the light has shone on veteran mentor Jack Santiago.
Santiago, who has long been known as first lieutenant to Franz Pumaren, has been officially appointed as head coach for the Red Warriors beginning in UAAP Season 83.
UE Red Warriors Meet New Head Coach Jack Santiago— UE Univ. of the East (@Official_UE) January 20, 2020
The UE Red Warriors Men’s Basketball Team has landed a new Head Coach in Mr. Gerardo “Jack” Santiago, who met with the team’s players this Monday, January 20, 2020, at Gym 5 in UE Manila. pic.twitter.com/oUe9HjyTAa
The veteran mentor had won five UAAP championships in more than two decades with coach Franz.
He takes over for Lawrence Chongson whose one year in the post followed Joe Silva's own one-season stint.
UE has long been searching for the shot-caller who would finally put a stop to its 11-year Final Four absence.