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Boy Sablan out as UST coach

/ 04:07 PM November 21, 2017

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Rodil “Boy” Sablan has resigned as head coach of University of Santo Tomas.

Sources close to the situation confirmed that Sablan tendered his resignation on Monday following a disappointing two-year run with the Growling Tigers.

Sablan, together with his coaching staff composed of Gerry Esplana, Bobby Jose, Tylon Darjuan, Juben Ledesma, and Gina Francisco, will all be making their exits effective November 30, but their contracts will still be honored until the end of May next year.

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The unheralded Sablan amassed a woeful 4-24 record in his tenure with the Growling Tigers and barely avoided a winless season after finishing with a 1-13 slate this past UAAP Season 80, the school’s worst UAAP record ever.

UST also suffered a 17-game losing streak bridging Seasons 79 and 80 under his watch.

INQUIRER tried to get the side of Sablan, but the bench tactician is still mum on the situation.

Another source closely monitoring the situation bared that the school has already formed a search committee even before the UAAP season ended and has started gathering applications from interested parties who want to take the helm at the Growling Tigers.

Alumni have been pushing for the return of Pido Jarencio back in España, but the coach who led the school to its last title back in 2006 was recently reinstated as the GlobalPort head coach.

ABS-CBN Sports reported the development first.

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