Car­iño named Lady Al­tas head coach

Tempo - - Sports - By JEROME LAGUNZAD

Af­ter step­ping down as St. Be­nilde coach, Michael “Macky” Car­iño hooked up with pow­er­house Per­pet­ual Help to help the Lady Al­tas’ ti­tle cam­paign in the NCAA women’s vol­ley­ball tour­na­ment that gets go­ing in Jan­uary next year.

The de­vel­op­ment marks the re­turn of Car­iño to the Las Piñas­based squad af­ter serv­ing as depu- ty to for­mer Per­pet­ual Help men­tor and cur­rent sports di­rec­tor Sammy Acay­lar dur­ing the Lady Al­tas’ ti­tle romp in Sea­son 89 to com­plete a “three-peat.”

Carino, who is also serv­ing as an as­sis­tant to Sta. Lu­cia Re­alty tac­ti­cian Jerry Yee in the Philippine Su­perliga (PSL), is also tasked to lead the school’s vol­ley­ball pro­gram in Las Piñas, Molino and Calamba cam­puses.

“I re­signed to as­sume a big­ger role, which is to han­dle not only the women’s vol­ley­ball team but Per­pet­ual Help’s vol­ley­ball pro­gram as a whole,” said Car­iño.

“Per­pet­ual Help al­ready has a strong vol­ley­ball pro­gram and I’m here to just con­tinue it and hope­fully make some im­prove­ments.”

Acay­lar, a multi-ti­tled tac­ti­cian who re­mains as the Al­tas men’s vol­ley­ball coach, has high hopes for Car­iño. “Everybody knows he (Car­iño) is my pro­tégé and I’m con­fi­dent he can do the job well, maybe even bet­ter,” he said.

Car­iño, who led the Lady Blaz­ers to the Promised Land in Sea­son 91, will lean on veter­ans Lour­des Cle­mente, set­ter Ne­celle Gual, mid­dle blocker Shyra Uman­dal, out­side spik­ers Bianca Tripoli and Cindy Imbo, op­po­site Jo­han Rosal and libero Marjo Medalla.


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