OSD Director to take a new journey

Sir Edwin Reyes. Photo by Pierre CapatiDLSU Office of Sports Development (OSD) Executive Director, Edwin Theodore Reyes, decided to resign after four and a half years of service to DLSU sports.

Reyes turned in his resignation letter to DLSU President Br. Jun Erguiza FSC last Oct. 27, to take another path.

His resignation as OSD director will be effective early next year.

Time for a paradigm shift

Reyes did not expect to work for DLSU until former DLSU president now Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC tapped him to work for De La Salle Philippines in 2006, after impressive management stints with different business firms.

Br. Bernie Oca FSC invited him to join the OSD team the following year.

“For a person who knew nothing about sports, I ended up here [at the OSD] as an executive assistant to Br. Bernie who was the then director in 2007,” Reyes shares.

Reyes earned the director and executive director position in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

“What more can you ask for?”  Reyes says as he praises his colleagues, staff, Br. Bernie, and all other people he has worked with in his office.

He describes his OSD stint as an ‘educational journey’ where he met and inspired people; at the same time, he learned something in return.

The heights of his stay

In Reyes’ more than four years with the OSD, he successfully revolutionized the DLSU’s sports community.

He based projects on scientific facts and accurate results. He ironed out everything for each athlete and every sport club for the athletes to perform at the optimum level.

Examples of the project that he spearheaded were the academic intervention and nutrition program.

He also hired a professional fitness trainer who will monitor every athlete’s condition and screen new sportspersons if they would be physically and mentally fit to compete.

Being a goal-oriented individual, Reyes wants to make the transition smooth and accurate.

Farewell and hellos

With the resignation of the former director, the seat for the new chairman will be open once more.

Reyes is not yet certain if he will stay with DLSU in a different office or consider other institutions.

He will move out of his office on January, after he finalizes the transition for the office.

He also promised to support the incoming director, who is also his colleague, in the undertaking and new policies of the new director.

“I am a happy person before I came in [OSD] and I am still a happy person… It was a great ride, a fantastic ride,” Reyes shares.

Imman Canicosa

By Imman Canicosa

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