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UP CHK clarifies Bo Perasol will be Maroons' development head

The UP College of Human Kinetics clarified that Bo Perasol's new role with the Fighting Maroons is not exactly that of a program director. Nikki Collantes (file photo)
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--The University of the Philippines College of Human Kinetics specified what role Bo Perasol would actually take now with the school's men's basketball team as he hands over the head coaching job to Goldwyn Monteverde.

In a memo made public on Friday, moments after announcing the coaching change, Ralph Ramos, the Fighting Maroons' varsity sports program chairman, said that Perasol will not be the men's basketball new program director contrary to what UP Diliman chancellor Fidel Nemenzo earlier revealed.

"In our effort to ensure that there is continuity with the program initiated by his precedence, we would like to add that Coach Bo Perasol has agreed to remain with the UPMBT management by accepting the position as the UPMBT development program head," Ramos bared Perasol's new designation.

Ramos did not describe Perasol's new job, but he assured everyone that his office will coordinate with him and Monteverde as they map out their plans for UAAP Season 84 scheduled to start early next year.

"The CHK Varsity Sports Program will work closely with Coach Goldwyn, Coach Bo, and the team management to ensure the transition and work on sustaining the program moving forward will be realized," Ramos further stated.

Meanwhile, Perasol said that the expertise of a certain coach in managing the squad led to UP's decision to tap Monteverde among a bevy of tacticians with huge success stories like current Gilas Pilipinas women's team coach Pat Aquino and former Saudi Arabian national team coach Toni Vujanic.

"It should be noted that a UP head coach takes both coaching and management functions. All these factors have to be considered in addition to the coach's competence, experience, and disposition. Personally, it is the right decision under the present circumstance," Perasol said in a separate statement.

Monteverde himself has his own moments of glory especially in juniors basketball play, steering Adamson, Nazareth School of National University, and Chiang Kai Shek to multiple titles.

Add to that, three of his former Bullpups, Carl Tamayo, Gerry Abadiano, and Terrence Fortea, have all taken their talents to Diliman, giving him three key players to lead the Fighting Maroons' rebuild.

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