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Dimaunahan applies for UST head coaching position

Former Blackwater coach Aris Dimaunahan is the latest UST alumnus who is applying for the Growling Tigers head coaching job.

Dimaunahan confirmed to ESPN5.com on Monday that he passed a letter of intent addressed to the school's Institute of Physical Education and Athletics (IPEA) on Sunday.

"I just submitted my letter of intent addressed to Rev. Fr. Ermito de Sagon, O.P. [Sunday] afternoon before hearing the 4 p.m. mass at the UST chapel," he said in a message.

Dimaunahan, who studied at UST in the late 1990s, never had a chance to suit up for the Tigers. While studying economics in the College of Commerce, he became part of the RP youth team that copped gold in the 1996 SEABA tournament. He also was part of the country's U18 delegation.

"I am more than willing to help the university in any way I can," he said.

Dimaunahan played for 10 years in the PBA for Brgy. Ginebra, Air 21, Coca-Cola, Barako Bull, and Alaska, before moving to the ABL and playing for San Miguel.

The 42-year-old joins a growing list of applicants looking to be the successor to Aldin Ayo. Among those who have already applied are UST graduates Siot Tanquingcen, Estong Ballesteros, Chris Cantonjos, Gilbert Lao, Potit de Vera, and Ed Cordero. Rain or Shine assistant Chris Gavina and former Alaska import Sean Chambers have also applied for the job.