Famous Coaches from Philippines

List of notable or famous coaches from Philippines, with bios and photos, including the top coaches born in Philippines and even some popular coaches who immigrated to Philippines. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Filipino coaches then this list is the perfect resource for you. These coaches are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known coach from Philippines is included when available.

This list is made up of many different people, including Robert Jaworski and Olsen Racela.

This historic coaches from Philippines list can help answer the questions "Who are some Filipino coaches of note?" and "Who are the most famous coaches from Philippines?" These prominent coaches of Philippines may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Filipino coaches.

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  • Ato Agustin
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    Ato Agustin

    Renato "Ato" Agustin (born August 1, 1963) is a Filipino former professional basketball player and current coach. He played college basketball for the Lyceum of the Philippines before moving on to play professional basketball in the Philippine Basketball Association.Agustin was the Most Valuable Player awardee of the PBA in 1992. He played for the San Miguel Beermen, Sunkist/Pop Cola, the Sta. Lucia Realtors, and finally, Batang Red Bull. Agustin was named a member of the PBA's 25 Greatest Players in 2000. He also had a brief stint in with the Pampanga Dragons in the Metropolitan Basketball Association. A shooting guard since his amateur days with RFM-Swift Corporation of the Philippine Basketball League, Agustin saw limited minutes during his rookie season with the grandslam-winning San Miguel Beermen in 1989, playing backup to his more illustrious teammates Samboy Lim and Elmer Reyes. However, beginning the 1990 season, he became a regular part of the Beermen's backcourt rotation with the departure of Reyes to expansion team Pop-Cola (RFM) and constant injuries to Lim and Hector Calma. Coach Norman Black would sometimes play Agustin at point guard until he became an adept combo guard. He is the former head coach of the San Sebastian Golden Stags men's basketball team in the NCAA, having taken over from Jorge Gallent in 2009, and winning a championship in the same year. In 2010, he became head coach of his former PBA team, the San Miguel Beermen. During the 2011 PBA Governors' Cup, Agustin steered the team (then known as the Petron Blaze Boosters) to the championship, defeating the Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters in seven games. He became the 9th coach in PBA history to win a title in his first year as head coach.On July 25, 2013, San Miguel Corporation, owner of Petron Blaze Boosters and Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, announced the appointment of Agustin as interim coach of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel for the 2013 PBA Governor's Cup.On January 5, 2015, Barangay Ginebra team manager Alfrancis Chua announced during the team's practice the reappointment of Agustin as head coach of the team. This is after former coach Jeffrey Cariaso's attempt to end Ginebra's PBA championship drought failed after two conferences. After a quarterfinal finish in the Commissioner's Cup, Agustin was fired as the head coach of Ginebra and was replaced by assistant coach Frankie Lim. Following his termination, he returned to San Miguel Beermen as an assistant coach.
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Lubao, Philippines
  • Eric Altamirano

    Frederick "Eric" Altamirano (born August 8, 1966 in Davao City) is a former Filipino basketball player who was part of the Philippine national team that played at the 1986 Asian Games. He is the head coach of the National University Bulldogs from 2011 to 2016.
    • Age: 57
  • Joel Banal

    Joel Banal (born February 6, 1958) is a retired Filipino professional basketball player, and former head coach in the Philippine Basketball Association. At present, he is the commissioner of the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League (PCBL).
    • Age: 65
  • Kenneth Duremdes
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    Kenneth Celera Duremdes (born January 31, 1974 in Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Philippines) is a Filipino retired professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association and the current commissioner of the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL). Nicknamed as Captain Marbel, Duremdes is also a former PBA Most Valuable Player in 1998, and a former member of the Philippine national basketball team.
    • Age: 49
    • Birthplace: Koronadal, Philippines
  • Olsen Racela
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    Rodericko Cesar Escueta Racela, also known as Olsen Racela, (born November 1, 1970) is the head coach of the FEU Tamaraws men's basketball team. He is also currently an assistant coach of the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He is a retired PBA player and is considered to be one of the best point guards who ever played in the league. He was also a notable member of the Philippine national basketball team on many occasions.
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
  • Robert Jaworski
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    Robert Jaworski

    Robert Vincent Salazar Jaworski (Tagalog pronunciation: [dʒaˈwɔɾski]; born March 8, 1946) is a Filipino professional basketball player, head coach and politician who served as a Senator of the Philippines from 1998 to 2004. He played 23 seasons in the Philippine Basketball Association. He is widely regarded as one of the best and most popular PBA players of all-time. He was named part of the PBA's 40 Greatest Players and was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 2005.
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Baguio, Philippines