The Premier Volleyball League has appointed a trusted hand in Sherwin Malonzo as its new competition director starting in the season-ending third conference slated to begin next week.
Malonzo, who has been with the league since its V-League days, takes over the position of long-time tournament director Tonyboy Liao.
Liao, who also serves as Philippine National Volleyball Federation national team committee head, assumes the role of PVL chairman.
Malonzo vowed to help enhance the league’s level of competition to be at par with international standards.
“I am deeply honored to take on the role of competition director for the PVL. My commitment is to uphold and elevate our league to world-class standards,” Malonzo said.
“I can assure you that everyone involved, from our dedicated game officials to our exceptional technical team, will be fully prepared to deliver excellence at every game,” he added.
Malonzo will buckle down to business when the league opens its second serving of the All-Filipino Conference this year on 15 October featuring a triple-bill card.
PVL president Ricky Palou has full confidence in Malonzo’s ability to fulfill his role.
“His extensive experience is a valuable addition to our league, and we look forward to working together to continue elevating the standards of Philippine volleyball,” Palou said.
Malonzo, who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines, has an impressive resume under his belt.
He served as deputy competition director during the 2015 Asian Volleyball Confederation Women’s U-23 Championship, as competition director for the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 82 volleyball tournament, and as competition director during the 2022 AVC Cup for Women.
He also worked as competition director during the 2022 and 2023 Volleyball Nations League-Manila Leg and as technical manager of the PVL.
Outside of volleyball, Malonzo also served as functional area head during the country’s hosting of the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.