USC Warriors bring in new head coach in Gino Ludovice

Jonas Panerio

THE University of San Carlos (USC) Warriors will try to revitalize its men’s basketball team by tapping the services of a new head coach in Gino Ludovice.

This development was confirmed by USC athletic director Father Adriano Ocariza in a talk with SunStar Cebu on Thursday morning, January 30, 2020.

“After consulting with alumni, we decided it was time to make a change,” said Ocariza of the decision to replace former head coach Bong Abad, a mainstay of the team for the last three years. Ludovice will be coaching on an interim basis for now, added Ocariza.

Ludovice brings with him an impressive resume that includes coaching stints at the Lyceum of the Philippines University-Batangas and Naga College Foundation.

After winning the Cesafi title back in 2015, the Warriors have failed to win any more. Last season, USC made it to the Final Four but was ousted by eventual champions Southwestern University-Phinma.

According to Warriors standout Jules Langres, he and the rest of the team have practiced with Ludovice for three days.

“Defensive minded daw siya na coach kay last practice namo kay defense jud gi-focus,” said Langres.

(He is said to be a defensive-minded coach. On our recent practice, he really focused on defense.)