Boy Sablan out as UST head coach

Paul Lintag, ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Nov 21 2017 03:05 PM

UST fans rejoice?

According to a source, head coach Boy Sablan, together with his entire coaching staff, will be making his exit from the Growling Tigers.

The move is set to take effect on November 30 but thei entire staff's compensations will continue until May of 2018 because of their live contracts.

Sablan coached two seasons for UST, finishing with a 3-11 record in Season 79 and a 1-13 card in Season 80, barely avoiding the school's first winless season.

At one point during Sablan's tenure, the Tigers went 393 days without a UAAP victory.

Following Sablan's exit, UST should be starting its search for a new head coach although Pido Jarencio, who led the Tigers to three UAAP Finals including the Season 69 championship has made it known that he wants to return home.

Jarencio first left in 2013 to coach the Globalport Batang Pier in the PBA. Bong dela Cruz replaced him, coaching UST to a 5-9 record in Season 77 and to a Finals stint in Season 78.

After a rather controversial break-up between dela Cruz and UST, Sablan took over the post.

This story was originally published on the ABS-CBN Sports website.