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National U grateful for Altamirano’s service


A cycle has ended for the National University Bulldogs

The National University has formally accepted the resignation of head coach Eric Altamirano according to the school’s UAAP board representative Chito Loyzaga, Wednesday afternoon.

“National U remains grateful for Altamirano’s service,” Loyzaga said breaking the silence of the school regarding the matter.

The school thanked the Bulldogs’ former mentor for having ended NU’s 60-year odyssey back in 77th Season of the UAAP.

“On behalf of NU, we’d like to thank coach Eric for his contributions to the NU community, especially the championship he spearheaded. It was a championship that NU won for the first time in 60 years,” he added.

A new era is now set to begin for the Bulldogs as they begin their search for a new mentor. Loyzaga is inviting all applicants to send their resumes to the school’s athletic office.

‪”As of today, management will start the process. We are inviting interested parties who would want to apply for the position as head coach of NU. Maybe any interested party should submit their resume to the athletics department at NU.

“Perhaps in the next week so that management will have enough time to evaluate everyone, once we receive all applications, management will make a shortlist of the candidates and hopefully, maybe sometime early or mid-January, management will make the announcement on who will be chosen to head NU Bulldogs team,” he furthered.

Altamirano’s shoes will be hard to fill, however.

Under “Coach E”, NU were able to win a UAAP championship and reach four Final Four appearances. He compiled a 50-43 record with NU, 46-38 in the regular season.

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His player development during that time was also second to none, having honed student-athletes like two-time UAAP MVP Bobby Ray Parks, Troy Rosario, Gelo Alolino, Glenn Khobuntin, Alfred Aroga, and Jean Mbe — just to name a few — into better holistic individuals. Under his watch, over 20 former Bulldogs have graduated with a degree, with Aroga the latest early this month.

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