Tommy Manotoc

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Tomas "Tommy" L. Manotoc Sr. is a Filipino golfer and former basketball coach. Manotoc is currently the president of the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP).[1][2][3] He occasionally writes as a sports columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and was a TV panelist for the PBA coverage from 2000 to 2002.

As basketball coach, Manotoc won six PBA titles, including a grand slam, with the fabled Crispa Redmanizers.

PBA career[edit]

As Head Coach[edit]

Manotoc began his coaching career in 1977 with the U/Tex Wranglers in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was the Wranglers' team manager at the time when head coach Narciso Bernardo suddenly resigned after the 1977 All-Filipino Conference. Manotoc made his coaching debut during the 1977 Open Conference and immediately brought the Wranglers to a runner-up finish against Crispa, in the franchise's first finals appearance. Manotoc gave the Wranglers two PBA Open Conference championships, in 1978 and in 1980.

Manotoc joined San Miguel Beer in 1981 and led the team to one PBA championship.

Manotoc joined the Crispa Redmanizers in 1983 and piloted the franchise to its second grand slam during the same season. On July 1, 1984, citing health reasons, Manotoc resigns as head coach after leading the Redmanizers to the 1984 PBA First All-Filipino Conference finals, winning over NCC, 96-94. Ironically, he was to be succeeded by assistant coach Narciso Bernardo, who finished the task of capturing the title against the Gilbey's Gin Tonics.

After a long hiatus from coaching, Manotoc made a brief return to the PBA - in 1992 for the Presto Ice Cream Kings - and in 1997-1998 for the Mobiline Phone Pals.

As PBA Deputy Commissioner[edit]

Manotoc briefly served as deputy commissioner of the PBA in 1985 under commissioner Mariano Yenko.

PBA Hall of Fame[edit]

Manotoc was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame on October 2, 2011.

DLSAA Sports Hall of Fame[edit]

In 2000, Manotoc was inducted into the De La Salle Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame for golf.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Manotoc was first married to 1970 Miss International Beauty Pageant Winner Aurora McKenny Pijuan in Dominican Republic. The couple have two children, Mavis and "TJ". Their marriage ended in divorce.

Manotoc later married Imee Marcos, daughter of then Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and First Lady Imelda Romualdez Marcos.[5][6][7] Manotoc and Marcos are now separated. One of their children is model, Borgy Manotoc.

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