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SOURCES: Norman Miguel set to take coaching reins of NU Lady Bulldogs



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The coaching carousel continues to spin for the National University Lady Bulldogs. The Sampaloc-based program is set to name Norman Miguel as their new head coach, according to numerous sources closely monitoring the situation.

Miguel coached the De La Salle University Green Spikers in UAAP Season 80. He will be NU’s fifth head coach in six years after Francis Vicente, Dong Dela Cruz, Roger Gorayeb, and Babes Castillo, in that order.

His sole year with La Salle ended with a 5-9 record – good for sixth place.

Back in the UAAP Season 80 Women’s Volleyball tournament, the Lady Bulldogs made the Final Four, but not without going through a disastrous stretch. Babes Castillo, an accomplished tactician in the UAAP Girls’ Volleyball ranks, guided the Lady Bulldogs to a program-best 6-1 start. They then went 1-6 in the second round, clinging to the fourth seed.

Miguel will need to mold a young NU squad that just lost Season 80 Most Valuable Player Jaja Santiago to graduation. The Lady Bulldogs also had veterans Jasmine Nabor and Jorelle Singh leave the program in mid-2018 due to conflicts with the past coaching regime.

Besides losing his job as Lady Bulldogs head coach, Castillo has also been relieved of duties as NU Girls’ Volleyball head coach. He served as head coach for the team for five years, steering the team to four championships.

Castillo was able to find a job soon after. He has been named as the head coach of PSL club team Sta. Lucia Lady Realtors.

Miguel Luis Flores fell face first into sports writing in high sch9l and has never gotten up. He reluctantly stumbled into the volleyball beat when he started with Tiebreaker Times three years ago. Now, he has waded through everything volleyball - from its icky politics to the post-modern art that is Jia Morado's setting.