Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Is Rodil "Boy" Sablan UST's new head coach?

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MANILA, Philippines - The University of Santo Tomas will name Rodil “Boy" Sablan as its new head coach for its varsity basketball team, a source close to the team tells Rappler.

Sablan, who currently works as an assistant for BlackWater Elite in the PBA and academic adviser to the UST men's basketball team, was part of former head coach Alfredo “Pido” Jarencio’s coaching staff several years ago. Sablan was also a teammate of Jarencio’s in the early 1980s with the UST Glowing Goldies, as the team was previously known.

According to Rappler’s source from UST, the Institute of Physical Education and Academics will make the announcement on Wednesday, June 1, a day after Bong de la Cruz's contract as head coach expires.

De La Cruz, who led the UST Growling Tigers to the finals of UAAP Season 78 in a losing effort against Far Eastern University, has been in limbo since he was placed on suspension following complaints about alleged physical abuse towards his players.

Following De La Cruz’s fall from grace, Jarencio as well as his own former UST head coach Aric Del Rosario, who led the school to 4 consecutive UAAP titles from 1993-96, expressed interest in the position.

Attempts to reach Sablan to confirm the report were not returned by the time of this article's publication. 
Cantonjos played seven years in the PBA with Tanduay, Purefoods, Coca Cola, and Talk ’N Text. Ballesteros played a year longer than Cantonjos in the pros with Shell, Pop Cola, Coca Cola, Ginebra, and Welcoat. David Jr. spent his entire nine year career with the Ginebra fanchise alongside Robert Jaworksi, Marlou Aquino, Vince Hizon, and Noli Locsin.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Rick. Isn't de la Cruz, along with some of the Growling Tigers, also being investigated for alleged game fixing? What's the latest development on that?