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Rubie de Leon joins Sta. Lucia’s coaching staff

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As she recovers from a minor injury, veteran setter Rubie de Leon is transitioning to become part of the Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors coaching staff.

According to De Leon, as one of Lady Realtors mentor Edgar Barroga’s assistants, she will focus on imparting wisdom and techniques to fellow setter Djanel Cheng and whoever takes her spot in the lineup.

“The team is adjusting kasi. We are going to try a new strategy kasama ang new coaching staff. With this, I think mas makaka-contribute ako sa team by guiding them lalo na ang setters,” de Leon said in an article at Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors’ Facebook page.

The veteran setter, however, clarified that her move is not yet a sign of retirement.

“I wouldn’t say it’s retirement. More on recalibration lang. Rest and observe while at the same time helping Sta. Lucia as one of the coaches. Hindi pa tayo ready for retirement,” De Leon shared.

“Ang gusto ko lang is kung magreretire man ako, I want to do it on my own terms,” she added. “Sa oras na para sa akin is tama. Dumadating sa lahat ng atleta ‘yun. Dadating din sakin ‘yun. Pero I will take my time. I decide kung kailan.”