MONTEVERDE ‘MINDFUL OF GREAT EXPECTATIONS’ AS NEW UP HEAD COACH
Goldwyn Monteverde will handle the University of the Philippines (UP) men’s basketball, and as the new head coach, affirmed to work harder for the community while being aware of expectations and pressure.
In a public statement by the UP team, Monteverde shared his gratitude of being assigned as the new head coach of UP as it has been his lifelong dream to coach at the college level.
“I am very grateful and deeply honored for my recent appointment as the new UPMBT head coach. It has been my dream to coach at the college level after years of success at the juniors level,” he said.
Bo Perasol, now the program director, was the former coach of the Fighting Maroons before Monteverde took over.
As Monteverde witnessed the performance of the men’s basketball team in the past years and continued as a great contender despite a 35-year elusive title, Monteverde said that he is ready to take this ‘big responsibility’.
“Let me assure UP officials and the UP community that I accept this big responsibility mindful of the great expectations from the community and I commit to work even harder to achieve our common dreams,” he continued.
“I am proud to say that my kids are both from UP, with one having recently graduated. I now share the maroon pride and I hope to add my contribution to UP’s tradition of honor and excellence. UP Fight!” he ended.
Before coming to the house of Honor and Excellence, Monteverde was renowned as one of the top coaches in the high school level, leading success during his time at Chiang Kai Shek, Adamson, and the NU Bullpups.
So far, the highest peak of the decorated mentor was when he led Bullpups to back-to-back UAAP and NBTC crowns.
Also, he momentarily coached the Batangas Tanduay Athletics in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), has been linked at the University of the East, and resigned as NU Bulldogs head coach last year before finally taking the UP’s offer.