By Val Marvin Macanas
The UAAP Season 75 Women's Volleyball Season has already ended, but there are still volleyball rumors circulating in the internet. One of which is the alleged transfer of the NU Lady Bulldogs Women's Volleyball Team Coach to the Ateneo Lady Eagles' Camp for the upcoming UAAP Season 76 Women's Volleyball.
"Coach Francis Vicente joins the Ateneo coaching staff as assistant to Coach Roger Gorayeb" Good coaching tandem if ever! Welcome coach!" That's the controversial claim that appeared in numerous Volleyball Pages on Facebook as well as on Twitter.
Thousands of Volleyball Fans all over the Philippines are constantly asking whether that's true or not.
Apparently, according to Coach Roger Gorayeb of the Ateneo Lady Eagles, that rumor is not true. "Natanggal na ata siya (Coach Francis) sa NU pero hindi totoo na lilipat siya sa Ateneo. 100 percent hindi siya lilipat sa amin, said Coach Roger via a phone interview.
"Naaawa na nga ako sa kanya (Coach Francis) kasi nadadamay siya sa mga balitang ganyan. Puro kasinungalingan," added Coach Roger.
In line with this, I also asked Coach Roger some questions regarding the upcoming Shakey's V-League Season 10 First Conference.
He made it clear that he will be the Coach of the Lady Eagles. "Uupuan ko ang Ateneo sa V-League. Defending champion kasi. Pero, ako parin ang magttrain sa Baste although hindi ako mag-aappear sa bench nila" explained Coach Roger.
"Yung sa mga recruits naman namin, wala pa akong masasabi tungkol sa kanila," claimed Coach Roger.