COACH Topex Robinson and Lyceum have agreed to a five-year contract extension, the school announced on Friday.
Robinson’s contract was set to expire at the end of the month and the Pirates took little time in renewing the soft-spoken mentor’s contract with the school – the new contract will start on December.
“It’s really such an honor and a blessing to be given a chance to continue the vision of this program,” said Robinson.
“Again it has impacted a lot, not just me, but all the people that’s been supporting us and believing in us. I’m just honored and blessed to be given this opportunity,” he added.
What’s interesting in Robinson’s new contract is how he was given a new responsibility as he was also named as the Director of Basketball Operation, not only in Lyceum Manila but in all of the Lycuem system all over the Philippines, covering Batangas, Laguna, Cavite and Davao.
The opportunity to touch more lives excites Robinson.
“The thing about there is the whole program of LPU e. Not just LPU our team but the whole program, it’s really a blessing,” said Robinson.
“It’s about impacting the lives. They just gave me more opportunity to touch the lives of their students and that’s something I’m really grateful for,” he added
Robinson said he never thought twice upon being approached by the management, saying that they’ve been with him at his lowest, and he’s not about to leave when they’re winning.
“They had me at my worst and I always look at how people really took care of me, I always go back to my first two years there when I was really struggling. They took a chance on me. Why would I leave?” Robinson said.
“The dealbreaker din for me is when Mrs. Lorna Laurel talked to me and told me that she wants me to stay with LPU. She’s been a blessing abd she’s been supporting me ever since. I want to repay her for the love that she’s given to me.”