Past failures spur Adamson coach on
There are facets in life that humans tap into to give them that extra kick of motivation, and for the head coach of Adamson Pep Squad it was the losses when he was still a student-cheerleader that spurred him on.
Jeremy Lorenzo, a wide-eyed member of the Pep Squad from 2007 until 2012, was never able to step into the podium of the UAAP cheerdance competition in those five years.
And those setbacks were what kept his fire burning, inspiring him to coach Adamson into cheerdance glory when the Pep Squad captured the gold in the Season 80 edition.
“My motivation really were the winless experiences, being a loser during my college life,” said Lorenzo in Filipino Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.
The closest Lorenzo got to a medal when he was still student was when Adamson finished fifth in 2007, 2008, and 2011.
Adamson hit rock bottom in 2010 and 2012, Lorenzo’s final collegiate year, when the Pep Squad finished dead last at eighth.
So when the opportunity to go back to his alma mater as a coach came his way, he never hesitated and kept all those pent up frustrations to use as his tinder to light the fire in his pupils.
“When I was given the opportunity to apply as the coach for my school, I remembered all those past losses as motivation,” said Lorenzo whose Adamson Pep Squad scored 663.50 points out of 800. “My inspiration was my frustration from the years I experienced all those losses.”
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