Xavy Nunag named to replace Bachmann as UAAP commissioner

by Randolph B. Leongson


FORMER Meralco Bolts assistant coach Xavy Nunag has been tapped as the new UAAP basketball commissioner, filling the post left by newly appointed Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Dickie Bachmann.

Nunag, a former player from University of the Philippines and head coach for the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, will oversee the competitions starting in the UAAP Season 85 boys basketball tournament.

“It’s a blessing. It’s something that I’m not taking for granted. I played for UP from 1998 to 2002, coached in Ateneo during UAAP Seasons 72 and 73, and then nag-analyst pa ako and now commissioner. It’s such a blessing,” he said.

“Since I played and coached here in the UAAP, I just tried to give back and serve the league.”

Nunag, who also currently chairs a logistics company and is a vice-president of a resort, savours a full circle moment as he looks to sustain the league’s gains under Bachmann’s watch.

“What he brings to the table is his managerial skills crucial to his position,” said UAAP execitive director Atty. Rebo Saguisag. “In fact, he immediately buckled down to work and met key people several times in the short time given to him.”

Nunag, though, remains non-committal on whether he will take the commissioner’s job for the 3×3 basketball tournament as he opted to focus first on the ongoing high school tournament.

Source: https://www.spin.ph/basketball/uaap-juniors/xavy-nunag-named-to-replace-bachmann-as-uaap-commissioner