Velez back as Chery Tiggo head coach




The Manila Times


AARON Velez is back as the head coach of the Chery Tiggo Crossovers ahead of the 2023 Premier Volleyball League (PVL) All-Filipino Conference. Chery Tiggo announced Velez’s reappointment as its chief tactician on Monday. “Coach Aaron Velez previously led the Crossovers in 2021 to become the first ever pro champion volleyball team in the country,” Chery Tiggo wrote on its social media page. “The experienced coach is returning to take the wheel and lead the Chery Tiggo Crossovers back to the top this coming PVL 2023 All-Filipino conference on February 4.” Velez led the Chery Tiggo to the 2021 Open Conference championship, as the Crossovers became the first team to win the title after the league turned pro. Velez went on to coach Chery Tiggo in the 2022 Open Conference where the car company finished eighth before he got appointed as team manager for the Invitational and Reinforced Conferences. With Clarence Esteban as head coach, the Crossovers finished last in the Invitational but bounced back in the Reinforced for a fourth place finish. Now back in the driver seat, Velez looks to lead Chery Tiggo to another all-Filipino title as the new season kicks off on February 4.