As a sign of gratitude, Adorador offered coaching gig in UE girls team
It pays to be loyal.
For the better part of five years, Shaya Adorador has been the undisputed face of University of the East and not an hour after she played her last game as a Lady Warrior she’s already got an offer to become a vital figure in the school’s athletic department.
Athletic director Rod Roque, who served as the team’s interim head coach after the exit of beleaguered Francis Vicente midway through the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament, said he has offered his star hitter an assistant coaching position for the school’s girls’ volleyball team.
Roque, who looked like an excited grandfather during his and Adorador’s post-game press conference after their loss to University of the Philippines, 14-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-23, wants Adorador to have the coaching experience as soon as possible.
“We’re very grateful to Shaya and as a sign of our gratitude she will be the assistant coach of the girls’ volleyball team, and she can’t refuse,” said a smiling Roque in Filipino Saturday at Blue Eagle Gym. “This will be a training ground for her.”
Adorador stayed with the team despite the team’s lack of success, winning a combined two games from Seasons 76 until 79, and the departure of rookie captain Celine Domingo who transferred to Far Eastern University after just one season.
“I didn’t regret staying in UE because it’s a different sense of pride the school has been helping you since you were in high school,” said Adorador in Filipino. “I want to return the favor even though I wasn’t able to raise UE’s level.”
Adorador added that she still has to think about Roque’s offer, to which the fun-loving mentor responded that the contract was already printed and that “Shaya just needs to sign it.”
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