UNIVERSITY of Perpetual Help coach Macky Cariño remained optimistic despite back-to-back losses in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.
UPH currently at the bottom with a 0-2 win-loss record, tied with San Beda University.
But Cariño is not yet pressing the panic button.
“Yes, of course (hopeful pa rin ako). Syempre naniniwala pa rin ako na habang tumatagal ang liga natututo ‘yung team and nagre-response naman ang team,” he said.
The UPH mentor, who took over November last year, believes that success doesn’t happen overnight.
Take the case of his former team, College of St. Benilde, which won its first title in the NCAA Season 91 in 2016 after being in the league since 1998.
“Ako naniniwala ako na sa umpisa may struggle but in due time magiging successful din ‘yan. Like when I was in CSB,” he said.
“Sino bang mage-expect na ganoon ang magiging performance ng team ko na from sixth tapos nag-finals and champion. Hindi naman overnight makikita ang result ng isang team, mahabang proseso talaga,” he added.
For Cariño, learning from their losses is what’s important in their stint in the PVL.
“Yes, importante is ‘yung matuto. Even during season na talaga, sa NCAA, hindi pa rin matatapos ang learning eh. Kumbaga kahit on going ‘yung game natututo at natututo pa rin,” he said.
UPH will face University of the Philippines on Saturday.