MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Bo Perasol has formally been announced as head coach of the UP Fighting Maroons men’s basketball team on Monday, May 2.
Perasol, a former Maroons team captain when he played for the squad from 1990 to 1994, moved to the Diliman-based squad after 3 years as head coach of the Ateneo Blue Eagles, whom he led to a Final Four finish in UAAP Season 78.
"It's good to be home," Perasol said in a text message. "I'm hoping that in my humble capacity and experience, I will be able to help out improve UP's basketball program."
Also a former PBA coach known for his offensive approach, Perasol will inherit a UP team that finished 3-11 last season under coach Rensy Bajar.
The news was confirmed by UP Fighting Maroons team manager Dan Palami, who says Perasol will begin observing team practices on Tuesday, May 3.