Ayo resigns from ‘Chooks’

ALDIN AYO has resigned from his post as head trainer of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 saying he made the decision “with a heavy heart.”

The 44-year-old coach said that he has to take care of his mother who has been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Ayo is an only child, hence his desire to be with his mother and devote his time and attention to her.

“It was a tough decision to leave Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas but I need to be on my mom’s side in the battle that she is facing,” said Ayo about his 69-year-old mom.

“I’m very grateful to Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. and Boss Ronald Mascariñas for giving me the opportunity to train and coach the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 national team and to represent the country through the sport we love most,” he said.” I’m forever grateful.”

Ayo replaced Eric Altamirano as the head trainer of the team in November 2020. Under his watch, he led the team to victory in the 2022 Chooks-to-Go FIBA 3×3 Super Quest, the country’s first title in the pro circuit since 2014.

“We are thankful for the service of Coach Aldin Ayo not just to our teams but also to our organization. He brought a lot of changes to the way our team was run,” Mascariñas said. “Coach Aldin will always be family to us and we will be here for him and his family in these trying times.”

Chico Lanete will be the interim head coach of the team.