Almadro officially appointed as Lady Eagles coach, Sto. Tomas as men's mentor | Inquirer Sports

Almadro officially appointed as Lady Eagles coach, Sto. Tomas as men’s mentor

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 03:26 PM May 24, 2018

Coach Oliver Almadro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

Ateneo on Thursday officially announced Oliver Almadro’s appointment as the new head coach of the Lady Eagles after reports swirled that the former Blue Eagle mentor will replace two-time UAAP champion Tai Bundit.

Guidon, Ateneo de Manila University’s student publication, shared the statement from school president Father Jett Villarin SJ, who described how Almadro is the perfect fit to lead the Lady Eagles forward.


“With his strong passion for the sport, and the breadth of his experience in forming and mentoring the young, and an undying commitment to our spirit of magis, Coach Oliver is is favorably our man to lead our Lady Eagles to greater heights,” said Villarin.

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Almadro is no stranger to championships with his three UAAP titles being Ateneo’s only trophies in the men’s volleyball tournament.

Replacing Almadro in the men’s volleyball program, meanwhile, is former Blue Eagle Timmy Sto. Tomas who played for Ateneo from 2004 to 2009.

Sto. Tomas, who was one of Almadro’s assistants and was the head coach of the high school team, is a constant presence in the Eagles’ roost having served in the University Athletics Office for the past 10 years after graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science.

While working for Ateneo, Sto. Tomas pursued a higher degree and graduated from Ateneo School of Government with a Masters Degree in Public Management.

“Having been with the AMVT for the longest time, there is no doubt that Coach Timmy is more than capable of continuing the team’s legacy of Ateneo athleticism,” said Villarin.

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