Ateneo Blue Eagles - Notable Coaches

Notable Coaches

Basketball
Men's Division

  • Fr. James A. Martin, S.J. - Coach of the Blue Eagle team that won Ateneo's first NCAA basketball championship in 1928, four years after the launching of the NCAA.
  • Fr. Matthew "Matty" V. Kane, S.J. - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): NCAA Season 8 (1931–32) and Season 9 (1932–33).
  • Bibiano "Bing" R. Ouano, AA '32 AB '34 - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): NCAA Season 29 (1953–54) and Season 30 (1954–55).
  • Rafael "Jing" T. Roco, GS '37 HS '41 - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): NCAA Season 33 (1957–58) and Season 34 (1958–59).
  • Virgilio "Baby" A. Dalupan, GS '38 BBA '49 - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): NCAA Season 51 (1975–76) and Season 52 (1976–77).
  • Norman Augustus "Mr. 100 Percent" Black - 14 championships: UAAP: 5 (Five Peat) - Season 71 (2008–09), Season 72 (2009–10), Season 73 (2010–11), Season 74 (2011–12) and Season 75 (2012–13); PCCL: 3 (Includes a Back-to-Back) - 2007, 2009 and 2010; UNIGAMES: 2 (Back-to-Back) - 2008 and 2009; Niké Summer League: 1 - 2008; Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup: 1 - 2011; Fr. Martin Cup: 2 - 2006 and 2010; Back-to-Back Awardee, 2010 and 2011 UAAP-NCAA Press Corps' Collegiate Basketball Coach of the Year Award. Got his 100th win in eight seasons in the UAAP on August 4, 2012 when the Ateneo Blue Eagles defeated the UE Red Warriors. On October 11, 2012 after eight seasons, Norman Black closed his UAAP coaching career with five consecutive championships and a 110 - 26 win-loss record, an 81% winning record. On this day, he coached the Blue Eagles to their fifth consecutive championship by beating UST in game 2 of the Finals, 65-62.

Women's Division

  • John Flores - 2 championships: UAAP Season 68 (2005–06) and Season 70 (2007–08).

Juniors Division

  • Edmundo "Dodie" R. Agcaoili, GS '53 HS '57 BS '62 - 3 championships (includes a Back-to-Back): NCAA Season 49 (1973–74), Season 51 (1975–76) and Season 52 (1976–77).
  • Gregorio "Ogie" Y. Narvasa II, GS '73 HS '77 BS '81 - 2 championships: UAAP Season 42 (1979–80) and Season 48 (1985–86)
  • Rafael Dimalanta - 3 championships (includes a Back-to-Back): UAAP Season 43 (1980–81), UAAP Season 46 (1983–84) and Season 47 (1984–85)
  • Michael "Mike" P. Reyes, GS '80 - 2 championships: UAAP Season 58 (1995–96) and Season 60 (1997–98)
  • Alexander "Sandy" S. Arespacochaga, HS '93 Col '97 - 2 championships (Back-to-Back): UAAP Season 62 (1999–2000) and 63 (2000–01)
  • Michael Ray "Jamike" Jarin - 6 championships (includes one Back-to-Back and one Three-peat): Season 66 (2003–04), Season 67 (2004–05), Season 69 (2006–07), Season 71 (2008–09), Season 72 (2009–10) and Season 73 (2010–11).

Football
Men's Division

  • Arnulfo "Ompong" M. Mérida - 4 championships (includes a Three-peat): UAAP Season 61 (1988–89) Season 66 (2003–04), Season 67 (2004–05) and Season 68 (2005–06).

Trivia on coaches
As of 2012, the Blue Eagles have had 35 coaches. Norman Black is the 35th. Below are the names of 24 of these coaches:
Jesuit priests (5 American and 1 Filipino):

  • Fr. John F. Hurley, S.J.
  • Fr. James A. Martin, S.J.
  • Fr. Matthew V. Kane, S.J.
  • Fr. Joseph M. Geib, S.J.
  • Fr. Denis Lynch, S.J.
  • Fr. Cipriano E. Unson, S.J.

Lay Americans - graduates of US Jesuit schools:

  • Al Dunbar (University of San Francisco)
  • Norman Augustus Black (St. Joseph's University)

Former Blue Eagles who coached the Blue Eagles:

  • Francisco "Totoy" Bautista
  • Primitivo "Tibing" Martinez
  • Amador Obordo
  • Andres "Dick" Francisco
  • Bibiano "Bing" Ouano
  • Rafael "Jing" Roco
  • Honesto "Ness" Mayoralgo
  • Nilo Claustro Verona
  • Antonio "Tony" Vasquez
  • Virgilio "Baby" Dalupan
  • Roberto "Bobby" Littaua
  • Edmundo "Dodie" Agcaoili
  • Andres "Chito" Narvasa, Jr.
  • Luis "Chito" Afable
  • Matthew "Fritz" Gaston
  • Gregorio "Ogie" Narvasa II
  • Vincent "Chot" Reyes
  • Mark Oliver Molina
  • Edgardo "Ed" Ocampo
  • Alexander "Sandy" Arespacochaga

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