Aldin Ayo - updates

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UST coach Ayo chimes in on quarantine, future of UAAP

May 07, 2020 - 8:22 PM

Like a concerned parent, coach Aldin Ayo tried to bring some UST players to his home province Sorsogon

TIGER PACK. Aldin Ayo makes sure his players are taken care of amid the pandemic. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Beau Belga set to join UST coaching staff with 'kababayan' Ayo

Mar 05, 2020 - 5:28 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo taps Rain or Shine bruiser Beau Belga as big man coach

NEW CHALLENGE. Beau Belga looks to juggle his coaching and playing careers. Photo from PBA Images

Ayo won’t leave UST unless UST leaves him

Nov 20, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Even if Aldin Ayo failed to weave his coaching magic, expect a fearsome UST basketball program next season

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Tigers target bigger upset: 'This is not our main goal'

Nov 14, 2019 - 10:35 PM

After stunning the UP Fighting Maroons, UST coach Aldin Ayo reminds his Tigers that their job is far from done

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ayo lauds UST rookies as Tigers end Final Four drought

Oct 28, 2019 - 8:24 PM

The Tigers return to the Final Four for the first time in 4 years after winning 3 more games than last season

SEMIFINALS-BOUND. Aldin Ayo works his magic as the UST Growling Tigers avoid an early vacation. Photo from UAAP

Abando, Ayo remain mum on unexplained benching versus UP

Oct 16, 2019 - 9:39 PM

The UST Tigers can't quite explain why the team had to to sit out rookie sensation Rhenz Abando in a crucial match against the UP Maroons

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Mutual respect grows for Baldwin, Ayo after Ateneo-UST thriller

Sep 11, 2019 - 4:22 PM

The UST Tigers headed to the Ateneo match as the obvious underdog, but Aldin Ayo never thinks of his team as such – and neither does Tab Baldwin

Ayo brands teenage captain CJ Cansino as the 'complete' leader

Sep 06, 2019 - 4:10 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo says the Tigers boast not only a scrappy swingman in CJ Cansino but also an ideal captain

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

'Probinsyano connection' brings UST star rookie Abando to Ayo

Sep 04, 2019 - 3:54 PM

'Makakarelate ka kasi. And karamihan ng players ko mga probinsyano and we have that kind of bond,' UST coach Aldin Ayo says of his Tigers

PROMISING. UST's Rhenz Abando impresses in his UAAP debut with a game-high of 22 points. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo: UST to start Season 82 practice early

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:42 PM

This early, UST head coach Aldin Ayo is planning for the Growling Tigers' Season 82 campaign

STARTING EARLY. The UST Growling Tigers are already set to gear up for Season 82 as early as December. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Aldin Ayo fires back at Troy Rike: 'That's unfair'

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:16 PM

The UST coach takes exception to the NU rookie's comments on the Tigers' rough play and 'sneaky' physicality

IN DEFENSE. UST coach Aldin Ayo says he recruits players who show on-court resiliency.  Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Worth the wait: UST gets its UAAP groove

Oct 10, 2018 - 6:01 PM

The Growling Tigers cap the first round with back-to-back wins

SUPER ROOKIE. Cj Cansino is starting to settle in Aldin Ayo's Mayhem system. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Ayo heaps praises on Cansino, tells him to be UST’s Nambatac

Oct 06, 2018 - 4:41 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo thinks rookie sensation CJ Cansino can take a cue from his former champion Letran ward Rey Nambatac

YOUNG STAR. Rookie CJ Cansino has been UST’s stellar surprise this season. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Key to winning: Ayo eases pressure on young UST Tigers

Oct 06, 2018 - 4:00 PM

All the Growling Tigers needed was some R&R after absorbing two consecutive blowout losses

RELAX. Renzo Subido responded well to Aldin Ayo's relaxation approach by tallying a team-high of 22 points over the UE Red Warriors. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

No bad blood between Ayo, Gonzalez after DLSU rout of UST

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:20 PM

UST coach Aldin Ayo absorbs another heavy beating, this time against his former team La Salle

BLOWOUT. Aldin Ayo's UST Tigers suffer from back-to-back routs against Ateneo and La Salle. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Proving his worth: Baltazar records career-high versus old coach Ayo

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:07 PM

Against no less than his former mentor Aldin Ayo, the 6-foot-7 Justine Baltazar erupts for a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds

NOTHING PERSONAL. Justine Baltazar says he just wants to show his former mentor how much he has improved. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Green Archers embarrass former coach Ayo, Tigers

Oct 03, 2018 - 4:04 PM

La Salle rebounds from a narrow loss to UP with a 27-point blowout win over UST

Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Aldin Ayo on worst career coaching loss: ‘Take that as a man’

Sep 30, 2018 - 1:11 PM

'Every time you experience something like this you become sensitive and you see things that you just have to accept,' says UST coach Aldin Ayo

SETBACK. UST coach Aldin Ayo hopes his rookie-laden Tigers quickly recover from their blowout loss. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Muntinlupa stays perfect in Ayo's MPBL debut

Sep 28, 2018 - 2:51 PM

The Cagers stretch their unbeaten run to 8 games under collegiate champion coach Aldin Ayo

WINNING ACT. Aldin Ayo looks to steer another team to the championship. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST sees no problem in Aldin Ayo's UAAP-MPBL juggling act

Sep 23, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Ayo simultaneously serves as head coach of the UST Growling Tigers and the Muntinlupa Cagers

JUGGLING ACT. Aldin Ayo is confident that he can strike a balance between his commitments. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Emotional Ayo offers maiden win to 'deserving' UST community

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The Growling Tigers intend to show that they're ready to roar once more

Photo byJosh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo welcomes Ricci Rivero move, says UP transfer good for the league

May 18, 2018 - 11:03 PM

The 6-foot-1 high-flying guard's former La Salle coach says the decision hardly surprised him

BEST WISHES. Coach Aldin Ayo wishes his former ward the best of luck. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Former NCAA Jrs MVP runner-up Abu Hijleh joins UST

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:49 AM

The arrival of the former NCAA juniors MVP runner-up is the latest for a Growling Tigers program which opened a new era by attaining the services of champion head coach Aldin Ayo

FROM LION TO TIGER. In this file photo, then San Beda Red Cub Samuel Abu Hijleh was a standout when he played in the Palarong Pambansa.

After 2 months of turbulence, Green Archers finally have positive outlook

Feb 16, 2018 - 4:21 PM

With the dust having settled, La Salle finds itself in a position to rally from the obstacles thrown its way over the last two months

AGONY OF DEFEAT.  A UAAP Season 80 scene the DLSU Green Archers would rather forget. Ricci Rivero and Ben Mbala console each other after DLSU lost the senior basketball crown. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

UST officially welcomes Ayo as Tigers head coach

Jan 08, 2018 - 8:54 PM

UST cites Ayo's emphasis on prioritizing a student-athlete balance and approval of the university's 'modest salary' as reasons for hiring him

OFFICIAL. Aldin Ayo is now the UST Growling Tigers' new head coach. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo to coach UST Growling Tigers 'for the next 6 years' – UST’s Varsitarian

Jan 05, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Ayo is reportedly heading into a long-term deal with the UST Growling Tigers

LONG-TERM DEAL. Aldin Ayo will reportedly be leading the UST Growling Tigers for years to come. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Louie Gonzales officially appointed as new Green Archers coach

Jan 04, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Louie Gonzales previously served as DLSU’s deputy head coach and an assistant coach for the Colegio San Juan de Letran Knights, both under Aldin Ayo

HEAD ARCHER. Louie Gonzales will officially take over head coaching duties after the departure of Aldin Ayo. Photo from Gonzales' Facebook

Ayo's exit from DLSU fuels head coach speculations – reports

Jan 03, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Unconfirmed reports say that Louie Gonzalez is slated to be the new head coach of DLSU

TAKING THE REINS. The question to who will be steering the Green Archers next season remains unanswered. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 3, 2018

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

families and friends gather at the parks as holiday season goes on this month and enjoying the color fountain at the park of famous park in the country Luneta Park. Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Aldin Ayo breaks silence, confirms departure as DLSU head coach

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:45 AM

Ayo exits as DLSU's head coach but is still mum about his next coaching stint

'X ROADS'. Ayo chose the path of leaving DLSU in his crossroad. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UST 'in talks' to bring in DLSU’s Aldin Ayo as head coach - reports

Dec 27, 2017 - 5:37 PM

Reports circulate that Aldin Ayo could be headed to España Boulevard

HEADING OUT. Aldin Ayo is reportedly heading to UST after two seasons as head coach of the DLSU Green Archers. File photo by Eduardo Solo/Rappler

DLSU Green Archers aim for UAAP Season 81 crown with Ayo

Dec 20, 2017 - 5:51 PM

The statement from the DLSU Green Archers indicates that coach Aldin Ayo will be staying in Taft

REBUILDING. The statement by the Green Archers shows that Aldin Ayo will be vital to the rebuilding team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Aldin Ayo praises coaching rival Jamike Jarin after UAAP clash

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Both Ayo and Jarin are known for ruling the roost in the NCAA, and they finally meet again in the UAAP

PRAISE. "“Coach Jamike is a very good coach. Kanina, di ko alam kung anong ilalabas ko pa sa bulsa ko eh." Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ayo makes history with back-to-back titles, but puts DLSU glory first

Dec 08, 2016 - 1:24 AM

After leading Letran to the 2015 NCAA title Aldin Ayo replicates the feat this year in the UAAP

Photo by Eduardo Solo/Rappler

Ayo concerned about Ateneo’s ‘spirit’, but ‘very optimistic’ for La Salle

Dec 02, 2016 - 1:12 PM

The head coach says his Green Archers have moved on after their performance against Adamson

IN ATTENDANCE. Aldin Ayo speaks to the media after watching Ateneo beat FEU to earn a trip back to the finals. Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

La Salle flirting with an epic collapse

Nov 24, 2016 - 3:02 PM

The Green Archers continue to win but their recent performances are a far cry from how dominant they used to look

La Salle’s Mbala to UAAP refs: 'at least call the obvious fouls’

Nov 13, 2016 - 1:52 PM

People will look at it and it won’t be good for Philippine basketball adds Mbala

DLSU (23) Ben Mbala Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ayo ‘pissed off’ by ref confusion, hints at unfair officiating of Mbala

Nov 13, 2016 - 7:22 AM

“Pag dating duon sa ganon situation sabi ko nga sa referee ‘Patayin nalang nila si Ben eh ’ Patayin nalang ’

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ayo: Blame me, coaching staff for loss to Ateneo

Nov 05, 2016 - 8:22 PM

La Salle loses for the first time in 13 games this season after being dominated by its rival

La Salle dedicates win over Ateneo to suspended Ayo, injured Teng

Oct 03, 2016 - 12:10 AM

Despite not having both their head coach and team captain La Salle blows out Ateneo and finishes the first round of UAAP Season 79 undefeated

Photo by Josh Abelda/Rappler

UAAP denies La Salle’s appeal to lift Ayo’s suspension

Oct 01, 2016 - 1:15 PM

La Salle has to battle Ateneo without its head coach and veteran Jeron Teng

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Recovering Teng to miss DLSU-ADMU game

Oct 01, 2016 - 12:16 PM

Teng DLSU s second leading scorer this season is sidelined after deciding to deal with an ankle issue

La Salle coach Ayo silent on ejection, possible suspension

Sep 28, 2016 - 8:15 PM

No comment Ayo respectfully says about the incidents that took place

Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

DLSU coach Ayo gets ejected after trying to put glasses on ref

Sep 28, 2016 - 5:50 PM

An unhappy Ayo gets ejected following what looks like a non call on Wilson Bartolome

Aldin Ayo’s confidence erases the doubt for Abu Tratter

Sep 24, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Abu Tratter made mistakes Aldin Ayo went back to him anyway The trust was rewarded

Aldin Ayo called Ricci Rivero’s number, and he delivered

Sep 19, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Rivero plays a major role in making sure La Salle remains undefeated

How the relationship of Ayo, Altamirano goes a long way back

Sep 17, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Ayo credits Altamirano for introducing him to the coaching scene in Manila and also compliments the Bulldogs pointing out how good they ve become this season

Aldin Ayo on not starting Jeron Teng: ‘We want to be unpredictable’

Sep 15, 2016 - 12:20 AM

La Salle blows out UST in what is its most impressive win of the season

Video session with Ayo, pre-game talk with Torres sparked Melecio’s big debut

Sep 07, 2016 - 11:48 PM

Aljun Melecio spent the night before his first UAAP seniors game watching clips of Mark Cruz with Aldin Ayo

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Rival coaches pick DLSU as UAAP Season 79 favorites

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The heat is on a few days before the UAAP begins its new season