Aldin Ayo breaks silence, confirms departure as DLSU head coach

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Aldin Ayo breaks silence, confirms departure as DLSU head coach

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Ayo exits as DLSU's head coach but is still mum about his next coaching stint

MANILA, Philippines – After days of unconfirmed reports, Aldin Ayo has confirmed on Twitter on Tuesday, January 2, that he is leaving the De La Salle University (DLSU) Green Archers basketball program.

In his first social media post since tweeting “Xroad” (crossroad) on December 8, the 40-year old 2-time collegiate champion spoke about his views regarding the Green Archers team:



Then he followed it up with a clarification on why he has remained silent over the Christmas break:



Finally, at least as of posting, the Sorsogon native thanked all those who have supported his run in the Green and White:



Despite these new developments, the chief tactician remained mum on the reports that his next coaching venture is going yellow with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers.

However, no further confirmation may be needed if former UST coach and current GlobalPort coach Pido Jarencio’s tweets are to be believed. 



Based on the tweet, the “AMA” (father) Jarencio is referring to is believed to be Fr. Jannel Abogado, OP, the head of the UST Institute of Physical Education and Athletics. Ayo’s alma mater, the Colegio San Juan de Letran, where he also won his first championship as a head coach, is a Dominican school like UST.

In his 2 seasons with the Archers, the “Master of Mayhem” compiled a record of 30-5, including his first UAAP championship in 2015 right after winning with Letran in the NCAA. Rumors of his departure started to spread after his team collapsed in a Finals rematch Game 3 against longtime rival Ateneo de Manila University Blue Eagles. –

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