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Aldin Ayo steps down as UST tigers head coach


Aldin Ayo has formally stepped down as head coach of the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers in light of the controversial “Sorsogon Bubble” training of his men’s basketball team.

In a statement on Friday evening, Ayo also apologized to those adversely affected by their training at his hometown in Barangay Capuy in Sorsogon and will face the consequences of his actions.

“I deeply apologize to all those who have been adversely affected by our activities and unnecessarily exposed to much condemnation especially the University,” the one-time NCAA and one-time UAAP champion coach said.

“I take responsibility for my action and shall face the appropriate sanctions,” added the outgoing Tigers mentor.

Ayo also said that he shall go on “personal retreat,” quashing the rumors that he is set to return to his former team Colegio de San Juan de Letran Knights.

“I shall go on personal Retreat. I thank the UST community for their faith and continued support for the team. I ask for prayers that they, as well as I, may be able to recover from these very trying times,” he concluded.

Since moving from the De La Salle University Green Archers, Ayo has been responsible for the uprising of Growling Tigers basketball, which finished runner up to Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles in UAAP Season 82.