Ateneo names Oliver Almadro as new women’s volleyball coach

Beatrice Go
Ateneo names Oliver Almadro as new women’s volleyball coach
The former Ateneo men's volleyball mentor succeeds Thai champion coach Tai Bundit


MANILA, Philippines – Former Ateneo men’s volleyball coach Oliver Almadro hopes to bring the same magic to the Lady Eagles.

Almadro will officially take the reins of the two-time UAAP champion Ateneo women’s volleyball team, a reliable source told Rappler.

The champion men’s team mentor, who will succeed Thai coach Tai Bundit, will be tasked to lead the Lady Eagles back to the UAAP volleyball finals after they crashed out of the Season 80 semi-finals.

Almadro led the Blue Eagles to 5 finals appearances and a 3-peat championship reign from Season 77 to 79.

The Blue Eagles failed to extend their championship streak as the National University Bulldogs swept Ateneo in the Season 80 best-of-three finals.

Blue Eaglets head coach Timmy Sto. Tomas will take over as men’s team head coach. –

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.