After reflecting over the weekend, Sean Chambers has finally made his decision.
The 55-year-old PBA legend sent his letter of intent to apply for the vacant position of University of Santo Tomas head coach, Monday.
The six-time PBA champion made his decision in order to reunite the Thomasian community, just as Aric del Rosario did back in the 90s.
“You got to come back to what they used to be about — a bunch of young men who support the university and play for the university in all battles. And just to reach out to the alumni to come back and be supportive of the program like it was in the 1990s when it was with Coach Aric,” he told the Athletes’ Tribune.
Moreover, Chambers is no stranger in coaching upstarts.
Chambers is currently the Dean of Students for Fern Bacon Middle School in California. He is also the head coach of Antelope High’s girls’ basketball team and the director of the JBS girls’ basketball club.
He was a huge fan of UST back in the day as well, and would even watch the games live when he was still Alaska’s resident import.
“When I was with Alaska, I was a frequent visitor of UST with the games and the practices, and learned a lot of the Philippine culture.”
UST is currently grasping at straws, though.
Embroiled in a scandal due to the training camp held in Capuy, Sorsogon, Aldin Ayo resigned from his post after steering the team to the UAAP Season 82 Men’s Basketball Finals. Additionally, only four Growling Tigers remain from that team.
Chambers has no qualms, though, believing that he could rebuild the team brick by brick.
“Once you got the right guys in there, you’re gonna be able to empower them… Start with discipline, and education has to be at the forefront for these players.”
Chambers joins Siot Tanquingcen, Chris Cantonjos, Estong Ballesteros, Chris Gavina, Potit De Vera, Aris Dimaunahan, Ed Cordero, and Gilbert Lao as the prominent coaches who have applied for the post