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Coach Joerem Yu to oversee Naga City’s volleyball grassroots program

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Coach Joerem Yu to oversee Naga City�s volleyball grassroots program
From left, James Garrido of DepEd-Naga City Division, Mayor Valdemar Chiong, and coach Joerem Yu.
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CEBU, Philippines — Veteran coach Joerem Yu has been appointed as head coach of Naga City’s volleyball grassroots program.

With this role, Yu is expected to bring his vast experience and expertise as he oversees the training of  aspiring spikers across the city.

Up to the new task, Yu paid a courtesy call on mayor Valdemar Chiong to personally thank the city’s chief executive for trusting in his capability. He was accompanied by James Garrido of the Department of Education (DepEd)-Naga City Division.

“I am very thankful for the trust and overwhelming support not just for my program but for all Naga residents involved in sports. This is the perfect avenue as we have excellent sports facilities available for use,” said Yu, who will also help organize tournaments to further harness the skills of potential players and at the same time discover new talents.

An outstanding strategist, Yu has guided several university teams in Cebu to success, including the University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF) Spiking Panthers.

In 2008, he steered the Southwestern University (SWU)-Phinma Lady Cobras to the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) crown.

Outside of the CESAFI, Yu propelled the Lapu-Lapu City women’s team to a golden treble in the Governor’s Unity Volleyball (GUV) Cup.

In his previous coaching stint, Yu piloted the Naga men’s team to championship glory in the GUV Cup.

Yu’s dedication to the sport extends to beach volleyball where he organized a highly successful Under 21 Beach Volley National Championships in Naga last year.

Marking a new chapter for the city’s volleyball initiatives, the young athletes of Naga will surely benefit from Yu’s coaching brilliance. — (FREEMAN)

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