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‘New Year, New Coach’ Petron names Emil Lontoc as head coach

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Volleyball fans entered the new decade with the latest revelation.

According to reports, the Petron Blaze Spikers have parted ways with Shaq Delos Santos for long-time mentor Emil Lontoc.

It is no secret that the Petron squad has been on a rebuilding mode after releasing talents like Bernadeth Pons, Denden Lazaro, Rhea Dimaculangan among others.

Regardless, this is a welcome news for Petron since Lontoc also boasts an impressive resume as a coach.

The 70-year old Lontoc was the last coach who led the women’s national volleyball team to a gold medal in 1993 Southeast Asian Games.

Lontoc was also the architect behind UST Growling Tigers’ four-peat in men’s volleyball tournament.