Letran announces Bonnie Tan as new Knights head coach

February 28, 2019


Bonnie Tan is the Knights' new head coach. PHOTO | Davy Chioa

Colegio de San Juan de Letran formally announced today, February 28, that MR. BONNIE TAN is the new head coach of the Men’s Basketball Team.

“This is our coach, this is our team, this is our Letran. One team, one goal, one Letran,” said Rev. Fr. Clarence Marquez, OP, the rector and president.

Tan carried out his responsibility last year as the liaison of Alfrancis Chua, San Miguel Corporation’s sports director and Letran’s Special Assistant to the Rector for Sports Development. He is also the manager of Northport Batang Pier in the PBA.

Coaching in the collegiate leagues is not new for Tan as he previously led the Lyceum of the Philippines from 2003 to 2014.

“I promise you all that I will repay this faith you have given me and do my best to train our Knights and help them achieve championships, as well as shape them into great men – both in deeds and words,” said Tan during the ceremony held earlier at the Letran grounds.

Tan also thanked former head coach Jefferson Napa, whose three-year contract expired last year, for building the core of the Knights, which include NCAA 94 Rookie of the Year Larry Muyang, the returning Jerrick Balanza, Christian Fajarito, Jeo Ambohot, and former UST standout, Jordan Sta. Ana.

Joining Tan in the coaching staff are Waiyip Chong and Eric Ang, managers; and assistant coaches, Raymund Tiongco, Eiven Gatumbato, Gil Lumberio, grassroots coach RJ Guevarra, and PBA star LA Tenorio.