June 13, 2024

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Coach Aldin Ayo basketball formula propels FiberXers to hoop board

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The neophyte Aldin Ayo, head coach of Converge FiberXers in the ongoing PBA season made his mark this early with 6 wins and two losses that earned respect for his team.

Ayo, a native of Sorsogon started his amateur coaching with the Letran Knights in NCAA taking home the championship. Moving to La Salle Taft for another UAAP championship. His stint with the UST Tigers became a news item after the Sorsogon bubble of his team at the time of restricted travel due to the pandemic.

After the bubble coach Ayo emerged to coach Chooks-to-Go in a 3×3 stage before he was tapped by the FiberXers as their head coach. His no non-sense coaching regimen and brilliance in pointing loopholes in defense of his team opponents his players make a big difference in why a newcomer franchise sits comfortably on the ladder board among the more seasoned teams.

Knowing that his players are pitted against the best of the best in the league the coach was able to find the formula for what role each of his players should do. It was the right approach. He was able to pierce the challenge of a demanding coaching job.

With a 1-2 win-loss stat early in modesty the coach said that good fortune was on their side for his players slowly glued to their system and chemistry came in handy for them. Practicing two to three hours a day for optional strength and conditional skills might have done the up-tempo for the team but with his assistant have to work on play patterns and do scouting to prepare for the next game.

One of the known coaches who was once a rival of Coach Ayo at UAAP Tad Baldwin said that he is happy for Aldin getting a chance at coaching especially the 5-on-5 game. He can really coach no matter what level.

He is proving that right now.

From his humble beginning as a collegiate player, coach Aldin Ayo earned a name recall among fans of the PBA and his good looks aside from his basketball mentoring became a new celebrity in the hoop town.