IT wasn't long ago when Ervin Sotto was still a practice player for NLEX and one of his coaches was Sandy Arespacochaga.Now, the veteran coach is in charge of a team featuring Sotto's son Kai in Gilas ...
Jun 12, 2019
SANDY Arespacochaga is expecting a near-full squad a little over a week before the Gilas Pilipinas Youth team goes to Doha in preparation for the 2019 Fiba Under-19 World Cup.Carl Tamayo, Gerry Abadiano and Terrence Fortea are set to ...
Jun 12, 2019
TAB Baldwin has been appointed program director of the Gilas Pilipinas Youth team, Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Al Panlilio announced on Wednesday.Panlilio said Baldwin will work hand-in-hand with Gilas Pilipinas Youth head coach Sandy Arespacochaga as they ...
May 8, 2019
PLAYER development has become a premium as newly installed Batang Gilas coach Sandy Arespacochaga brought in like-minded mentors to his coaching staff.The longtime Ateneo deputy bared to SPIN.ph the rationale behind his decision to name Goldwin Monteverde, Charles Tiu, ...
Apr 12, 2019
SANDY Arespacochaga has tapped some of the brightest young minds to help him in his new Batang Gilas program.Sources closely monitoring the situation bared that the soft-spoken mentor has enlisted Goldwin Monteverde, Charles Tiu, JB Sison, Ryan Betia, and Anton ...
Apr 11, 2019
IT'S not all about coaching, but teaching as well.Those are two significant factors the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) considered in tapping Sandy Arespacochaga to head the Batang Gilas program.The SBP officially announced the appointment of Arespacochaga for the ...
Apr 5, 2019
SANDY Arespacochaga is poised to take over the reins for the Batang Gilas national youth team program.Sources closely following the situation said the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is eyeing the longtime Ateneo Blue Eagles deputy to be the head coach ...
Apr 3, 2019
NATURALIZED player Anthony Clemmons is a major concern for Team Pilipinas when it plays Kazakhstan in its make-or-break final game in the Fiba World Cup qualifiers on Sunday night (Manila time).US-born Clemmons exploded for 31 points on 4- ...
Feb 22, 2019
IT was a short parting of ways between coach Yeng Guiao and one-time deputy Sandy Arespacochaga.Arespacochaga was reunited with his former NLEX mentor after being tapped as additional scout for Team Pilipinas as it bids to complete a sweep of ...
Feb 4, 2019
PBA
TNT Katropa is reinforcing not only its roster, but its coaching staff as well.Sandy Arespacochaga has jumped ship from NLEX and will now be part of the Katropa coaching staff under head coach Bong Ravena and adviser Mark Dickel.Arespacochaga's ...
Dec 28, 2018
AS University of the Philippines scrambles to prepare for the finals, Ateneo is already on lockdown mode.Coaches and players have respectfully declined media availability heading into the big game on Saturday as they put their entire focus on preparing for the ...
Nov 30, 2018
ON Wedensday, Ateneo chief assistant Sandy Arespacochaga will be a busy guy for sure.He will either be scouting the match between University of the Philippines and Adamson in the venue, or preparing his team in the campus for the UAAP Finals ...
Nov 27, 2018
IN the wake of another dominant game by Angelo Kouame, Ateneo assistant Sandy Arespacochaga looks back at the time when they hit the jackpot upon getting the 6-foot-10 big man out of Ivory Coast straight out of high school.Kouame ...
Oct 20, 2018
ATENEO assistant Sandy Arespacochaga insists that Angelo Kouame's explosion wasn't by any design or whatsoever - it's just a mere by-product of the system that they're running.Kouame finished with his best individual performance in the UAAP as ...
Sep 29, 2018
PBA
LOOKING at its current composition, it's safe to say NLEX benefited the most from the renaissance of the Ateneo basketball program from the 2000s onwards.Six players from the Road Warriors' roster in Larry Fonacier, Rabeh Al-Husseini, Emman Monfort, Juami ...
Jan 2, 2018
PLAYERS and even coaches have come and gone in college basketball. But in Ateneo, there has been one constant figure in the Blue Eagles.His name is Sandy Arespacochaga, a former player of the Blue Eagles in the mid-1990s who has ...
Dec 2, 2017
MUCH of Ateneo's success has been attributed to Tab Baldwin's arrival two years ago to take over as coach after a short yet successful stint at the helm of Gilas Pilipinas.Baldwin's championship experience from 35 years of coaching ...
Nov 25, 2017
ATENEO coaches are hoping to keep the Blue Eagles focused on each game even as talk of a sweep starts to get amplified.The Blue Eagles made it 10 straight wins after edging the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, fueling talk of earning ...
Oct 22, 2017
CHIBUEZE Ikeh continued to turn heads in what's been an impressive stint for Ateneo in UAAP Season 80.But in the Blue Eagles' 96-83 win over National University, Ikeh impressed not just with his career game but with his improved ...
Sep 30, 2017
TYLER Tio's debut in an Ateneo jersey was so impressive that long time Blue Eagles assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga had to dig down memory lane when asked on who had a similar debut as their prized recruit.For all his years ...
Sep 13, 2017
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