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Gorayeb stays as NU coach

  • Written by Theodore Jurado
  • Published in Volleyball
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FOR  now, Roger Gorayeb is still National University's women's volleyball coach.

After the Lady Bulldogs wound up the UAAP season in sixth place with a 7-7 card over the weekend, Gorayeb has seen enough, as he gave the school management a  free hand to review the program.  
   
“I have no knowledge and I have not seen anything in writing,”  said  NU athletic director and UAAP board  member Chito Loyzaga in a text  message.  “I have not seen or spoken to him.”
    
Despite having talented 6-foot-5 middle hitter Jaja Santiago in tow, the Lady Bulldogs missed the Final Four in the past two seasons.
     
“As a courtesy I have to tender my resignation kasi dalawang taon na yan,”  said Gorayeb after NU was eliminated by University of Santo Tomas in five sets last Saturday.    
    
Santiago still has a year left on her eligibility, but her future with the Lady Bulldogs remains hanging in the balance.
     
"Still undecided po. Hindi pa po talaga ako nakaka-decide," said Santiago, considered as one of the top volleyball players in the country.
     
NU was considered one of the favorites after winning an off-season league last year with Santiago, playmaker Jasmine Nabor, Risa Sato and Jorelle Singh leading the charge.