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Coach George Pascua leads revamped PLDT

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MANILA, Philippines—George Pascua is bringing his championship pedigree to PLDT Residence Fibr marking a return to membership competitors after two years.

The multi-time champion coach changed Roger Gorayeb, who had been with the workforce since 2013, because the Excessive Pace Hitters’ coach for the approaching 2022 Premier Volleyball League season.

“I’m blissful and excited as a result of I’m going to a workforce that’s been a pioneer in volleyball,” mentioned Pascua in Filipino. 

“My appointment was actually sudden, I didn’t count on as a result of they have been additionally different head coaches. We have been speaking and so they informed me their plans, and after that they known as me once more and informed me that I used to be chosen.”

Pascua, although, will be part of a PLDT workforce that has been largely modified from final season after Isa Molde, Marist Layug, Shola Alvarez, Jorelle Singh, Yeye Gabarda, Aiko Urdas, and different gamers left.

PLDT gamers in the course of the 2021 PVL Open Convention. PVL MEDIA BUREAU

Solely 4 gamers from the earlier yr stayed together with skipper Rhea Dimaculangan whose teammates will likely be introduced within the coming days.

PLDT will likely be Pascua’s fourth membership after he coached Petron, Cignal, and Sta. Lucia.

Pascua, who os the present Far Japanese College head coach, gained three titles with Petron within the Philippine Tremendous Liga and has one with Cignal within the 2017 Invitational Convention.

“Steady examine is a giant deal for a coach,” mentioned Pascua as he’s labored as an assistant coach for the Philippine nationwide girls’s volleyball workforce beneath guide Edson Souza de Brito. 

Sensible and PLDT sports activities head Jude Turcuato, in the meantime, thanked Gorayeb for all of the years he’s served for the workforce.

“It’s been a extremely good relationship between PLDT and Coach Roger,” mentioned Turcuato. “It wasn’t simply due to the championships that he has gained however he was additionally a father determine to the group with all his experiences. We’re actually grateful for these eight years.”


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