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    UP coach juggling duties as coach and new father, trying his best that neither family would suffer

    Apr 10, 2016
    Jerry Yee says he has been getting little sleep but believes the sacrifice will be worth it. Jerome Ascano

    JERRY Yee is juggling duties as coach and new father, trying his best that neither family would suffer.

    The mentor of the season’s surprise package University of the Philippines, Jerry Yee last week became a first time father and hopes to reach another first soon as the Lady Maroons go for a semifinal berth.

    Georjia Celestine was born on Monday, an added inspiration as he and the Lady Maroons making a run to the UAAP women’s volleyball semifinals.

    “Paminsan naiisip ko rin nagseselos si misis kasi ‘yung oras sa practice hindi naman nabawasan so you try to cope lang nandyan ka sa team and then sa gabi nandyan ka rin for family so i-sacrifice mo ‘yung tulog mo,” he said.

    [See UP Lady Maroons dominate UST Tigresses, earn at least a playoff for Final Four berth]

    “Iba pag baby, ang cute ang bango,” said Yee.

    “Mahirap pala kasi hindi pa mabilis mag-milk si mommy so every time maguguton hindi masyado marami ‘yung milk of course maaawa ka na iyak nang iyak, so ‘yun lang naman,” he said.

    “Pero enjoy, masaya,” he added. “Puyat talaga kasi ‘yung oras niya gigising siya ng alas onse (ng gabi) kakain siya hanggang alas sais ng umaga eh. Enjoy pa rin syempre.”

    UP, which ended the eliminations with an 8-6 card, has not won a title in 34 years, but for now what’s within reach is a place in the semifinals.

    “Of course focus tayo dito Final Four and malay natin makasilat tayo ng isang game so pukpok lang tayo ditto,” he said.

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    “Sabi ko nga if meron mang magkukulang na oras sa side ko ‘yun, kung sleep ko ‘yun eh ‘di, sleep.”

    If the Lady Spikers win over National University in the final elimination-round match, the Lady Maroons will automatically claim the No. 4 spot. But a win by the Lady Bulldogs will force a playoff for the last spot in the semifinals.

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    Jerry Yee says he has been getting little sleep but believes the sacrifice will be worth it. Jerome Ascano
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