Legendary FEU volleyball coach Kid Santos passes way

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson “My last picture with you Coach Kidd. You inspired and touched the lives of so many people, including me. Salamat sa lahat Coach Kidd RIP 💚💛” said FEU spiker Jerrili Malabanan.“A father to me and to many.. one of the pillars of Ph Volleyball.. SALAMAT po sa lahat. RIP Coach Kid Santos 😔” wrote University of the Philippines libero Pia Gaiser.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Santos was a beloved figure in the country’s volleyball scene and it’s no surprise that heartfelt messages and tributes poured out in the wake of his passing.“Sad news for the volleyball community, Coach Kid Santos joined our Creator😢Not only a great mentor but a second father to many….,” former La salle star Ivy Remulla wrote on Twitter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“Learned so much about handling athletes from Kidd Santos. Great coach, even better person and father to all FEU athletes. You will truly be missed. RIP Coach Kidd,” posted FEU athletic director Mark Molina on his Twitter account.Even the current generation of players mourned Santos’ untimely death. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Geneveve Casugod with coach Kid Santos. Photo from Kid Santos’ Facebook account.Philippine sports lost a legend in Florentino “Kid” Santos, who passed away on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest. He was 67.Santos had a celebrated volleyball career as a player and coach for Far Eastern University, which won majority of its championships in both the men and women’s divisions under his watch.ADVERTISEMENT Love, LeBron push Cavaliers past Antetokounmpo, Bucks OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Local Longhorns fans are loyal

first_img For most of the year, Texas alumni in Los Angeles are a small, but dedicated group. They meet at alumni functions and in sports bars with satellite feeds. If they want news on their alma mater, they have to rely on the internet or wire service reports. They recognize each other by hand signs, distinctly colored clothing and sometimes, depending on how long they’ve been in Los Angeles, an accent. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “It’s hard to feel like you are truly alone when you can’t drive five miles without seeing a Longhorn window sticker,” said Chance Miller, who will succeed Kennedy as president. “I was in IKEA once, with a neighbor who grew up in England, and I saw someone wearing Longhorn attire. I flashed them the “Hook ‘Em Horns” hand sign and they flashed it back. My neighbor asked why our ‘cult’ has a hand sign?” This week, any Texas alumni who is anybody has come out of the woodwork, loud and proud in burnt orange, flashing the “Hook ‘Em Horns” hand sign and fielding calls from college buddies desperate for tickets to the Rose Bowl. Miller scored his ticket for $525, from a friend whose wife had to stay home in Dallas, because she was having morning sickness. Face value for Rose bowl tickets was $175. You’d think the president of an alumni group would have an easier time scoring tickets, but the demand for tickets to Wednesday’s national championship was so strong, even distinguished Texas alumni like Beverly White, a reporter and anchor for KNBC Channel 4, had trouble coming up with them. White didn’t get hers until Tuesday night, the night before the game. “My wonderful husband (Xavier Higgs) came through at the last minute,” White said. “I feel bad, I got three more calls from friends today trying to get tickets and I couldn’t help them.” PASADENA – Tricia Kennedy doesn’t care if she sticks out. She’s a graduate student at USC, she bought tickets to Wednesday’s national championship game at the Rose Bowl through USC and she sat in the USC section. But in her heart, she bleeds burnt orange. “During football season, I have a personal rule to wear something burnt orange Wednesday through Saturday during game week,” said Kennedy, the president of the Los Angeles chapter of Texas Exes alumni group. “I wear it as much as possible.” center_img White and Miller were some of the lucky ones. Many Texas’ fans flew in without tickets, hoping to buy them outside the stadium, but found the going rough. Sherry Rigby flew in from Chicago with a ticket to the game, but spent several hours outside the Rose Bowl before the game trying to buy tickets for her mother, who’d flown in from Utah, but wasn’t having much luck. “Last year, you could buy them a dime a dozen, but not this time,” she said. “I came in expecting to pay three figures, but now I’m thinking I might have to go four figures. … I’ve offered my mom my ticket a hundred times, but she won’t take it.” Sanger Lee, a Texas alumnus who lives in Los Angeles, also was shut out. Lee and several of his friends who flew into town for the game, showed up early to tailgate and try to find tickets, but weren’t willing to pay the $1,000 asking price. “If we don’t end up getting tickets, we’ll just go to Hooters in Hollywood to watch the game. Texas Exes is having a party there,” said Lee, who attended several Texas Exes events during the season. “I feel bad for my buddies, they flew in from out of town and they can’t even go to the game.” Ramona Shelburne, (818) 713-3617 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more