The Archers’ loss will be the Tigers’ gain.
Coach Aldin Ayo on Friday confirmed to the Varsitarian he was set to call the shots for the UST Growling Tigers next season.
Ayo replied in the affirmative when asked if he would indeed be coaching the Tigers.
He said he would meet with UST Rector Fr. Herminio Dagohoy, O.P. and athletics director, Fr. Jannel Abogado, O.P., to discuss the terms of his contract.
A formal announcement is expected by Jan. 11, said Ayo, who led the Letran Knights to the NCAA title in 2015 and the De La Salle University Green Archers in the UAAP the following year.
Ayo will have his work cut out for him with the Growling Tigers, who won only once in 14 games last season.
Talk of his possible transfer to UST began after coach Boy Sablan was fired last November.