UP retains Madrid as head coach: report

Posted at 01/07/2014 11:36 AM | Updated as of 01/07/2014 11:36 AM
UP coach Rey Madrid signals to his players. Photo by Mark Cristino for ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA, Philippines – The University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons will keep Rey Madrid as their head coach, according to an InboundPass report.

Madrid took over as interim head coach of the Fighting Maroons midway through the Season 76 men’s basketball tournament after Ricky Dandan resigned from his post.

According to the InboundPass report, UP “opted not to bring in Allan Gregorio,” despite reports that a telecommunications company would come in as the Maroons’ “primary backer” if Gregorio was chosen as head coach.

The Fighting Maroons had a 0-8 record when Madrid took over, but he failed to boost the team, and UP went on to lose their remaining six games.

Madrid was part of the UP Maroons team that won the UAAP championship in 1986.