Mamon, Alinsunurin named volley coaches

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    THE Philippine National Volleyball Federation has appointed Arthur “Odjie” Mamon and Dante Alinsunurin as the national women’s and men’s volleyball coaches, respectively, according to PNVF President Ramon “Tats” Suzara.

    Also appointed were national beach volleyball coaches Rhovyl Verayo (men) and Paul John Doloiras (women).

    “After careful and stringent deliberation and evaluation, the federation selected coaches Odjie and Dante, both of whom brings with them impressive and credible credentials,” Suzara said.

    The coaches will primarily focus on the country’s campaign in the Hanoi 31st Southeast Asian Games where the men’s team hopes to improve on its silver from the 2019 SEA Games and the women’s team targeting a podium finish.

    The National Team Commission headed by Tonyboy Liao and National Coaches Commission under Jerry Yee made the recommendation to the PNVF board on the composition of the national coaching staff. Assisting Mamon are Grace Antigua and former Ateneo coach Tai Bundit of Thailand.

    Alinsunurin, who coached the country to the silver medal in the Philippine SEA Games two years ago, has Ariel dela Cruz and Sherwin Meneses as assistants.

    “Our appointed coaches will do whatever it takes to assemble the best ever team in the SEA Games with their vast coaching experience even during this situation,” Suzara said. So we’re confident Volleyball Philippines is in good hands.”