Top Ten Best Women's Volleyball Coaches In the Philippines

Ranking the best volleyball coaches in Philippine women's volleyball.

- Championship Experience
- Leadership
- Development of Players
The Top Ten
1 Ramil de Jesus

Leading the La Salle squad to a double 3-peat (S66-68 and S73-75) and seven consecutive Finals appearance, Coach RDJ is a testament of a great volleyball coach. He is responsible for the rose to prominence of legendary players like Maureen Penetrante, Manilla Santos Desiree Hernandez, Celine Hernandez, Michele Gumabao, Jacqueline Alarca Stephanie Mercado, Cha Cruz, Kim Fajardo, Mika Reyes, Melissa Gohing, Ara Galang, and more. He also led the women's national team to its last podium finish at the SEA Games.

2 Anusorn Bundit

Though he is just new to the country, Anusorn "Tai" Bundit have already proved his worth for Philippine volleyball. He is most famous for his lines such as "Heartstrong" and "Happy! Happy! ". Coach Tai is liable for the cinderella run of Ateneo women's volleyball team in UAAP S76. After surviving a playoff knock-out game against Adamson, a twice-to-beat semfinal game against NU, and a thrice to beat advantage final by DLSU, Coach Tai just proved that Philippine volleyball can overcome any circumstances that may come. He is the conditioning coach of the U-23 team and the women's national team for 2015 SEA Games. He is known for molding the likes of Amy Ahomiro, Denden Lazaro, Michelle Morente, Jhoanna Maraguinot, Jia Morado, Ella de Jesus, and the Alyssa Valdez into veteran players.

Effective coach despite language barrier he stilllead the ADMU womens volleyball to back-to-back champion.

3 August Sta. Maria

The legendary of UST. Coach August has been the coach of the Golden Tigresses as long as we can remember until he announced his retirement after suffering from stroke. His last coaching stint was Season 69 when UST swept the Finals series against FEU. Among the prominent players he had developed were Mozzy Ravena, Roxanne Pimentel, Cindy Rival, Joana Botr-Carpio, Dixie Maningat, Mary Jean Balse, Lilet Mabbayad, Angge Tabaquero, Denise Tan, Venus Bernal, and Aiza Maizo. He was also the coach of the women's national team at the 1997 Sea Games where they bag silver.

4 Nestor Pamilar

The renowned coach of FEU. Coach Nes is a father figure to his players. He is not only known as a decorated champion coach in the collegiate ranks but also in the semi-pro ranks. Coach Nes is accountable for the development of Wendy Anne Semana, Rosemarie Vargas, Shaira Gonzalez, Josephine Cafranca, Maica Morada, April Jose, Theresa Iratay, Wenneth Eulalio, Gyzelle Sy, and of course the Rachel Anne Daquis. He is also responsible for bringing back the shape of the Aiza Maizo after giving birth.

5 Dulce Pante

For us she's just a coach, but for her players she is a mother. Though she failed to give Adamson University a UAAP Volleyball crown, she is still regarded as one of the best coaches in Philippine volleyball. She is responsible for making Adamsona powerhouse team and also the best defensive team in the UAAP. She mentored the likes of Lizlee Ann Gata, Patricia Lynn Taganas, Donaleil Adajar, Michelle Segodine, Angela Benting, Pau Soriano, Des Patilano, Janet Serafica, Risa Anne, Laguilles, Jill Gustillo, and Angelica Vasquez

6 Roger Gorayeb

Though he haven't won a UAAP crown as coach of NU and Ateneo, Coach Roger is renowned in the other league, NCAA, for his team the SSC-R Lady Stags as an awarded coach. Coach Roger led the Lady Stags into numerous championships including a 6-peat championship in the NCAA. In the UAAP, he was the one who started to build a strong volleyball program in Ateneo. He led the Lady Eagles to its first Final Four appearance, and eventually its first Finals apperance. In coaching NU, he utilized the program left by Coach Francis together with Coach Dong and Coach Edjet. He is responsible for the rise of Laurence Latigay, Sasa Devanadera, Mary Jane Pepito, Charisse Ancheta, Marge Pepito, Fille Cainglet, Charo Soriano, Bea Pascual, Jem Ferrer, Ella de Jesus, Dzi Gervacio, Gretchen Ho, Denden Lazaro, Alyssa Valdez, Myla Pablo, Fatima General, and Jaja Santiago

7 Jerry Yee

At first glance, you would thought that he's just a chill coach. But when the game is running, you'll see his fierceness and his willingness to win the game. You will see the concern in his eyes for his players to do their very best and not give up on the game. Coach Jerry is famously known for coaching Hope Christian High School where the likes of Djanel Cheng, Desiree Cheng, Cienne Cruz, Camille Cruz, Manilla Santos, and Cha Cruz graduated high school. He is also known for transitioning the underdog team, UP Lady Maroons, into a premier team. He almost led the team who is "most likedly to be last" to a FInal Four appearance. He trained Princess Gaiser, Arielle Estranero, Kathy Bersola, Jewel Lai, Angeli Araneta, and Nicole Tiamzon into veteran players. He is also the coach of the U-17 team which placed 7th among 13 teams in the Asia Pacific region.

8 Francis Vicente

Coach Francis Vicente is the type of coach that makes an underdog team into a powerhouse team. Before building a strong volleyball program in NU, Coach Vince was the coach of UST-GVT. He led the junior squad to a three-peat champion team. He is most responsible for the skills owned by UST-GVT alumane Rhea Dimaculangan, Aerial Patnongon, Dindin Santiago, Jaja Santiago, Kim Fajardo, and the Alyssa Valdez. As coach of NU, he developed players like Mervic Mangui, Cai Nepomuceno, Rizza Mandapat, Carmina Aganon, Myla Pablo, DIndin Santiago, and Jen Reyes. Coaching UE, he is targeting to mold Shaya Adorador, Angelica Dacaymat, and Kathleen Arado.

9 Kungfu Reyes
10 Shaq Delos Santos

The successor of Coah Nes in the FEU team, Coach Shaq inherited Coach Nes' father figure. But before being a coach in FEU, he was the successor of legendary coach August Sta. Maria. Coaching UST, he led the team to an epic championship in S72. After starting the season with a loss, Coach Shaq made sure that the team will end with a winning note. And it did.The team didn't only swept the 2nd round of eliminations but also the Finals series against De La Salle. In coaching FEU, he guided the girls from an uphill battle after losing key players. He is liable for the prowess being shown by Angge Tabaquero, Rhea Dimaculangan, Maika Ortiz, Judy Caballejo, Maru Banaticla, Aiza Maizo, Rosemarie Vargas, Gyzelle Sy, Mayjorie Roxas, Tin Agno, Bernadeth Pons, Remy Palma, and Toni Rose Basas.

The Contenders
11 Sinfronio Acaylar

Known as a vicious coach, Coach Sammy, as he was famously called, led the UPHSD Lady Altas to a 3-peat championship in the NCAA. He iw well-known for developing players like Sandra Delos Santos, Jheck Dionela, Coleen Bravo, Jana Sta. Maria, Shyrra Cabriana, and Honey Royse Tubino.

12 Oliver Almadro
13 Vilet Ponce de Leon
14 Michael Carino
15 Rico de Guzman
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