UAAP slaps former UST Growling Tigers coach Aldin Ayo with indefinite ban

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 9) — Former University of Santo Tomas (UST) Growling Tigers head coach Aldin Ayo has been indefinitely banned by the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) in all its events and sanctioned activities.

The UAAP’s board of trustees ratified the decision of the league’s board of managing directors to ban the beleaguered coach in any capacity based on the report submitted by UST, which investigated the alleged training bubble of its basketball team in Capuy, Sorsogon.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the UAAP said the official report of UST showed that Ayo endangered the health and well-being of the student athletes under his charge when he conducted the training during a government-declared state of public emergency.

Ayo resigned from his post last week.

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In his four-year stint with the UAAP, Ayo — who coached De La Salle University from Seasons 79 (won the title) and 80, and UST for Seasons 81-82 — tallied an overall record of 46 wins and 22 losses.

The Commission on Higher Education will also conduct a separate investigation on possible violations by UST and other individuals who may also be liable in the conduct of the activity.

CNN Philippines Correspondent Pauline Verzosa contributed to this report.