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San Beda set to tap Ronnie Magsanoc as new head coach

Thursday, 29 March 2012 37 Comments

Inboundpass has learned that San Beda College plans to tap former Red Cub and member of the elite PBA’s 25 greatest players, Ronnie Magsanoc to take over the Red Lions bench starting this season.

The move comes on the heels of a drawn-out leaving by Lim, who last Tuesday, told his Red Lions players during practice of his likely exit.

But despite the, as-of-writing, uncompleted formal exit of Lim, San Beda is already looking ahead to the summer preseason tournaments with Magsanoc hopefully keeping the squad’s winning tradition alive.

After his stint with the Red Cubs, Magsanoc went on to play for UAAP Season 49 Champions, University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons.  Known in the PBA as the Point Laureate, he was one of the league’s most decorated players currently serving as lead assistant for the Meralco Bolts.

Lim’s imminent departure is seen as fallout for his involvement in a December brawl between him and San Sebastian volleyball coach Roger Gorayeb. Lim, and Gorayeb, was slapped with a two-year ban, along with suspensions also being brought down on multiple Red Lion players. San Beda submitted their appeal of the sanctions to the NCAA yesterday, but it is unlikely that Lim’s punishments will be lightened.

In his tenure as Red Lions head coach, Lim amassed two NCAA Back to Back titles, four Championships, one perfect 18-0 season, and helped complete a three-peat.

San Beda plays De La Salle in the opening day of the FilOil Flying V Preseason Tournament on April 14.  In  NCAA Season 88, will be gunning for a third-straight title and their second three-peat.

Also rumored to have been considered for the position were San Beda alumnus, current assistant coach to the Ateneo Blue Eagles and the Talk ‘N Text PBA team. Jamike Jarin and former UE Red Warriors and De La Salle Green Archers Head Coach, Dindo Pumaren. But when asked by Inboundpass about the rumor, Jarin said, “No one has ever talked to me about the position.”

Ronnie’s elder brother, Ernie, previously held the position as Head Coach of the Red Lions in Season 76 led by Powerade big man, Ricky Calimag.

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Mike is a former NCAA Game analyst under Studio 23. He was also a former Game Analyst for the 2005 Collegiate Champions League (CCL), 2008 Philippine Collegiate Championships (PCC), 2005 and 2006 National Basketball Conference (NBC) and 2005 Global Destiny Basketball League (GBDL). Started writing about College Basketball with Follow me on Twitter: michaelabasolo


  • The Square Up There says:


  • Bedan Jalapeño says:

    Fr. Aloy RESIGN!

  • Red Rampant says:


  • Red Rampant says:

    Im sure no one ever talked to Jarin about the position. He was never considered by the community as head coach. Its only one BIG from the MVP group who pushed the idea and some Ateneo benefactors!!! Such a campaign was done before the Red and White ball but no one ever took the idea of supporting. If Jamike will ever be considered, it will be the very last thing that can ever happened! Character is an example! This is just like having Chot Reyes as head coach! The only thing, Chot Reyes is more skilled! Fashionista pa daw sya!

  • SCD Redux says:

    hindi pa pala ‘to cast in stone eh.

  • Bedan from California says:

    Ronnie Magsanoc as the new coach seems likely. I hope he turns out to be great and i hope he realizes that his success is defined on how much he can help his wards succeed in their lives, inside and outside the court. I hope he will base his relationship with his wards on sound chemistry and that feeling of oneness and family.

    But there are things i want him to inherit from Frankie Lim. And that’s Frankie’s willingness to fight for his players like his own sons, no matter what. He is hated for this by his opponents, but he is also loved for this by his own school.

  • Bedan from California says:

    Just updating you guys!

    We Bedans here in California are contemplating what move to do on the controversial issue of the banning foreigners in the Philippine NCAA as initiated by Letran and company.

    It seems however, that we want the United States NCAA be intimated and informed about this so we can get NOT their involvement, but their solidarity and sympathy over the matter as we belive the issue revolves arounds racism, self-interest, and political prejudice.

    We haven’t formalized anything yet but it would be great if our school community is actually involved in this, making the strong initiative. It has more impact that way and this will surely capture the international audience.

    So let’s bring the debate on the international arena.

    This way, the whole world will know what is going on.

    Going back to Magsanoc, Now that this is his team albeit the formality, i have to wonder what is his opinion on this.

    • Bedan Jalapeño says:

      We need a far reaching and wide ranging statement on racism and discrimination from many sports associations to send a clear message to the PH NCAA. Thanks for doing this.

  • orphaned lions says:

    San Beda Admin did not even lift a finger to defend coach Lim.notwithstanding the dedication and sacrifice the man just to give honor and glory for San Beda. Sayang! Thank you Coach Lim. Good luck sa magiging coach!

    As of now the Red Lions are orphaned!

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  • Red Rampant says:

    Coach Jamike Jarin is more than welcome to coach us, afterall, Bedans and Ateneans are true brothers. Brothers in blood and triumphs.
    Jamike, welcome. And Animo San Beda!!! One Big Fight!!!

  • SCD Redux says:

    hindi naman masama na maging mag-kaibigan ang dalawang schools na yan. actually, dapat nga “friendly” ang competitions BETWEEN ALL SCHOOLS.

    yung mensahe maganda. but why assume the identity of another? gives the impression that you have a hidden agenda.

    that’s the reason people aren’t buying your message.


  • SCD Redux says:

    jamike? remember, bagito sa college ball yan. and he’s more Atenean than Bedan.

    personally, d ko sya gusto. then again, sino ba ako? i’m not the one making that decision.

  • Chillz says:

    Is it official? I’ve read from the newspaper that San Beda al ready tapped magsanoc as the head it true?

  • SCD Redux says:

    not privy to it.

  • but still says:

    sana i-draft nalang ng nba si ola :) para makita ng mga nag-ban sa kanya kung ganu talaga kagaling si ola

  • bedan from california says:

    My fellow Bedans,

    I just have a few questions! Whatever happened to Sam Ekwe? Where is he now? I thought he wanted to play in the Philippines more longer? Whatever will happen to Sudan Daniel? I heard he wanted to play in the PBL and PBA?

    Lastly, I want to know Odeoguns status! What country did this cat came from? His Plans, and among these three, who stands out as the best and the most exciting?

    By the way, how many bedans are now playing in the PBA as stars?

    Thank you.

    Bedan from california

  • DP/Fedex says:

    Now that everything has been said and done, it is just a matter of acceptance. Indeed we lost a great coach a true red bloodied lion as a player and a coach as friend a father to the red lions team and a true champion. We will truly miss coach Frankie Lim and we just wish him the best on all his future plans. One door closes another door opens for other opportunities. Now is the time to move forward and support the new head coach who happens to be a true bedan Coach Ronnie Magsanoc. Like coach Frankie Lim, Coach Magsanoc came from the same breeding ground of San Beda Basketball. Its just a matter of time and soon things will fall in its proper place. Coach Frankie Lim thank you very much and Godspeed and to Coach Ronnie Magsanoc welcome back home and lead this young red lions to the promise land..GO SAN BEDA FIGHT

  • Bedan from California says:

    Just read this article and i am wondering, Is the banning of foreign players already final and executory? If the NCAA doesn’t allow foreign athletes and the UAAP does,

    What league then, would be more exciting to watch?

    What league then would have a better platform in terms of providing growth, experience and developing talents on the international level? (Please take note that our 6’4″s, 6’5″s and 6’6″s frontline biggies and stiffies are just guards in the international level).

    What league has the chance to grow more from the standpoint of stability, financial success, and popularity?

    What league will have more opportunity to innovate and create marketing strategies for the league and the individual schools?

    and lastly,

    What league will make local Filipino players and coaches more competitive, more creative, more up-to-date with the times?

    MANILA, Philippines – The NCAA policy board will decide today on San Beda and San Sebastian’s motions seeking to reduce the sanctions slapped on their players and coaches for their involvement in a brawl during a volleyball game in San Beda last December.

    First on the table is the Lions’ appeal to reduce the penalty slapped on foreign players Nigerian Ola Adeogun and American Julius Armon and eight other suspended local cagers for taking part in the fracas, management committee chair Fr. Vic Calvo, OP, of Season 88 host Letran told The STAR yesterday.

    The Stags have also appealed the two-year ban meted on SSC volley coach Roger Gorayeb.

    San Beda is seeking a two- or three-game suspension on Adeogun and Armon instead of one year.

    Also on appeal are the two-game suspensions issued to Kyle Pascual, Jake Pascual, Jaypee Mendoza, Rysie Koga, Rome dela Rosa, Jose Carmelo Lim, Baser Amer and Antonio Caram.

    “The school is appealing for the reduction of their punishments,” said San Beda athletic director Ato Badolato.

    The board will also discuss the “no foreign player” policy to be implemented after a three-year transition period.

    The 2014 schedule is being proposed to give member schools a two-year transition period wherein they could form an all-Filipino team.

    However, the new ruling does not cover foreign players who have been recruited before its approval, including Adeogun and Armon, who already underwent years of residency and are expected to see action this year.

    The league is also expected to officially forge a three-year partnership with TV 5’s sports channel AKTV on IBC 13.

    The new partnership marks the first time that the NCAA will go on a collision course with the UAAP as the former is holding its basketball games on the same days as the latter.

    “We’ll be holding our games on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and we’re planning to add a game or two on a Sunday or just before the PBA games,” said Calvo.

    Calvo said they’re also planning to hold out-of-town games this year and at venues owned by NCAA members’ sister schools in the provinces to widen its fan base all over the country.

  • YounghusbandsPLAY4SanBedaFC says:

    now its Maroons basketball in SBC. goodness! i love UP but something tells me this is not gonna work.

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