Deputy Karl Dimaculangan named new Lady Warriors head coach
University of the East is ushering a new era for the Lady Warriors.
Athletic director Rod Roque, who served as the team’s interim head coach midway through the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, said Saturday that assistant coach Karl Dimaculangan will be take over the team for Season 81.
Roque said school management wanted him to stay as the team’s permanent head coach but he opted to push for Dimaculangan’s promotion while he stayed as the Lady Warriors and the Red Warriors’ consultant.
“The management didn’t want me to leave the team altogether and they wanted me to be the permanent head coach,” said Roque in Filipino after UE played its last game in Season 80, a four-set loss to University of the Philippines, 14-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-23 at Blue Eagle Gym.
“I told them that I will think about it so I opted to become the consultant.”
Roque, who led the Lady Warriors to their two victories this season to finish with a 2-11 record, added that the current players won’t have the strength of tenure as UE will have a new slate starting May 1.
“I told them that they will all try out after April 30 because their stay with the team, for this season, is until April 30 only,” said Roque. “They will try out for their new system and for their new head coach.”
“They have to do their best because there might be some new players who will arrive to the team that will be better than them. If they want to stay with the team they will have to prove that they belong with the team.”