‘COACH Pido’ has been among the many trending matters on Twitter on Friday as information unfold that Pido Jarencio is about to return to the College of Santo Tomas Tigers teaching job a decade after leaving his alma mater for the PBA.

The joy is comprehensible contemplating Jarencio stays a well-liked determine in Espana – a former star participant who led the Growling Tigers to their final UAAP championship proper in his rookie season as UST coach in 2006.

In all he led the varsity to 3 finals appearances and 6 Last 4 stints earlier than stepping down in 2013 to tackle the GlobalPort [now NorthPort] sizzling seat within the PBA.

So is he again?

There isn’t any formal settlement but, insiders mentioned, however all indicators certainly level to a Jarencio homecoming at UST. An strategy was made by UST college officers and the veteran coach has expressed curiosity in taking up the job, sources added.



The 2 camps have agreed to satisfy quickly, hopefully to shake arms on an settlement. The assembly may very well be held as early as this weekend

Discuss of a Jarencio comeback at UST have floated round since final yr. However hopes had been dashed when no deal was reached in negotiations between college officers and San Miguel Corp., main the varsity to nominate Bal David.

Nonetheless, David’s shock resignation on Thursday touched off a series of occasions that led to a UST strategy to Jarencio, sources added.

David, one other well-liked UST alumnus, nonetheless has a yr left in his UST deal and the varsity was keen to honor that settlement, a supply mentioned. However issues modified when David abruptly give up as a consequence of what one other supply described as ‘inside turmoil.’


Jarencio, luckily, is obtainable for the place after switching roles with Bonnie Tan to tackle the NorthPort crew supervisor’s job, which he can retain even when he accepts the UST supply.

However on whether or not a Jarencio return will include the complete assist of San Miguel Corp. and the blessings of SMC sports activities director Alfrancis Chua stays to be seen.

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