Saguiguit tapped to coach Altas

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    MIKE Saguiguit was officially appointed as the new head coach of University of Perpetual Help last Tuesday night.

    Anton Tamayo, the school board’s liaison officer in charge of the athletics program, made the announcement of Saguiguit’s new responsibility of handling the school’s college and high school basketball programs.

    He took over from Frankie Lim, who resigned several months ago.

    “He’s now the coach starting December 1,” said Tamayo, who played for the Altas for several years.

    Saguiguit had been handling both squads on an interim basis since Lim left last September.

    He relinquished control of the high school team to Joph Cleofas, who is one of his assistants.

    “He will be the new high school coach but I will still look after them as we only have one program,” Saguiguit, 46.

    Aside from 6-foot-7 sophomore Mario Barasi, Jr., Saguiguit said they have retained the core of the team from last season led by skipper Jielo Razon, Ben Adamos and Tonton Peralta.