Chery Tiggo tapped Clarence Esteban to replace Aaron Velez as head coach of the Crossovers for the rest of the 2022 Premier Volleyball League season.
The team made the announcement on Firday.
Esteban is the current head coach of University of Santo Tomas’ Boys’ Volleyball Team and Mapua Women’s Volleyball Team. He looks to restart the Chery Tiggo program that is coming off an eighth-place finish in the Open Conference.
Of course, Esteban knows that there is pressure that comes with the job.
“Being the new head coach of Chery Tiggo is very challenging. Laking pasasalamat po namin sa management sa binigay na trust sa amin mga coaches to lead and guide this team,” said Esteban.
“Excited kaming mga coaches to handle a champion team.”
Disappointing was the Crossovers’ campaign last season as it was the defending champion of the tournament.
Chery Tiggo though did not have 2021 MVP Jaja Santiago on its team as she was still in the V.League.
Assisting Esteban in his first foray into the pro ranks are Yani Fernandez, Brian Esquibel, Robertly Boto, and Kevin Sto. Tomas.
“Expect niyo na we will give our very best na ma-rebuild and organize ng maayos ang team para makuha natin ang goal natin for next tournament,” he said.
“Plano namin sa team is to improve the skills ng mga player and abilities nila na makapag laro sila as a whole and play as a team. We will instill sa kanila mga importance ng role ng bawat isa sa labas at loob ng court,” he continued.
“Focus kami sa team goal namin to regain the crown for the next tournament.”
The next tournament of the PVL is the Asian Invitational, scheduled to take place from July 2 to Aug. 7.