With just 3 weeks left before the start of UAAP Season 76, De La Salle made a sudden head coaching change, appointing assistant coach Juno Sauler to replace Gee Abanilla. The announcement was made earlier today.
From Archerpride Twitter Account – @live_scores
“It was officially announced today by DLSU President Br. Ricky Laguda that coach Juno Sauler has been appointed to replace coach Gee Abanilla as head coach of the DLSU Green Archersin the upcoming UAAP Season 76.
“Coach Juno is a long time apprentice of both Coach Jong Uichico and Ron Jacobs. Coach Gee will return to the Petron Coaching Staff which itself is undergoing some ‘re-evaluation.’
A former Green Archer back in the early 90s, Sauler guided the DLSU women’s basketball team to three straight titles from 1999 to 2001. He is also an assistant coach with the Ginebra team in the PBA.
In one season as head coach last year, Abanilla led the Green Archers to a 4th place finish.