Mike Saguiguit was officially appointed as head coach of University of Perpetual Help System Dalta Tuesday night.
Anton Tamayo, the school board’s liaison officer in charge of the athletic program, made the announcement of Saguiguit’s new responsibility as the person handling both the high school and college 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 actually been handling both squads on the interim basis since Lim left last September and should have the full coaching rein in leading the Altas back into Final Four conversation after missing the cut a season ago.
He, however, relinquished 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,” said the 46-year-old Saguiguit.
Aside from 6’7” sophomore Mario Barasi, Jr., Saguiguit said they have retained the core of the team from last season, headed by skipper Jielo Razon, Ben Adamos and Tonton Peralta.