Sad news: Koy Banal has left the San Beda Red Lions.
Quite an odd development, an uproar can be heard from all sides of the Bedan Community. It came as a surprise to us all, thinking all this while that we will come into the title defense intact and formidable. It is indeed sad that the mentor himself has decided to leave. The buzz has been going around for months. The team managers and the rest of the community was asking from Banal his full attention and dedication to the team. The condition to the renewal of his contract with San Beda, was to give up either his post as Assistant Coach of PBA team Purefoods or being Head Coach of PBL Team Magnolia. After a long searching process, Banal opted to continue with the San Miguel franchises in the PBA and PBL.
Now, the Bedan faithful now begin to think twice about the supremacy of the Red Lions next season. What now?
I say, do not despair. San Beda waited 28 years for an NCAA Seniors BAsketball Championship.This is but a minor thorn towards the Back to Back championship. All things are stil the same, nothing will stop us in our tracks. Time to show the true heart of a champion!
Thank you Coach Koy. Best of luck to you.