Air Padda out as Adamson head coach

Beatrice Go
After a 0-3 start under coach Air Padda, the Lady Falcons tap Onyok Getigan to steer them to a breakthrough win in the UAAP women's volleyball tournament


SLIDING DOWN. Adamson says Air Padda will still be part of the coaching staff. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler


MANILA, Philippines – Coach Air Padda will no longer call the shots for the Adamson Lady Falcons after a 0-3 start in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.

Adamson has  “parted ways” with the American coach on Friday, March 1, according to a statement released by team sponsor Akari Sports.

Former Adamson girls coach Rogelio “Onyok” Getigan will take over starting Sunday, March 3 when the Lady Falcons battle the National University Lady Bulldogs at 4 pm at the Araneta Coliseum. 

Padda, though, will still be part of the coaching staff, a statement released by Adamson later said. But it didn’t specify in what capacity.



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Adamson expressed its gratitude to Padda for “mentoring the team through two UAAP seasons.” 

In 2017, Padda was tasked to rebuild the Lady Falcons squad but the team finished at the bottom with a lone win against University of the East. 

The following season, she steered the Lady Falcons to a fifth-place finish and produced national team members like Mylene Paat and Jema Galanza. –


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.