Glenn Capacio

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Glenn Capacio
Personal information
Born (1964-05-15) May 15, 1964 (age 53)
Palo, Leyte
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Leyte Institute of Technology
College Far Eastern University
PBA draft 1988 / Direct hire
Selected by the Purefoods Hotdogs
Playing career 1988–2001
Number 12, 3
Coaching career 2007–present
Career history
As player:
1988–1996 Purefoods Hotdogs
1997–2000 Mobiline Phone Pals
2001 Batang Red Bull Energizers
As coach:
2007–2010 FEU Tamaraws
2009–2012 AirAsia Philippine Patriots
2012–2013 GlobalPort Batang Pier
2013–2014 GlobalPort Batang Pier (assistant)
2014–2015 Kia Sorento (assistant)
2015 Letran Knights (assistant)
2016–present De La Salle Green Archers (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

As player:

As head coach:

As assistant UAAP:

Glenn Capacio (born May 15, 1964 in Palo, Leyte) is a Filipino retired professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and the former head coach of PBA team GlobalPort Batang Pier[1] and was also the former head coach of the FEU Tamaraws from 2007 to 2010.

College and amateur career[edit]

Capacio was the FEU Tamaraws' skipper during the 1983 UAAP season and the most dependable performer for rookie coach Bong Chua. He started his basketball career at Far Eastern University under coach Arturo Valenzona for two years and a year under coach Chee Poblete. He studied at Leyte Institute of Technology during high school and later moved to Manila and joined the Trinity College team for a year until graduation before moving on to FEU. Glenn's commercial experience includes playing for Boogie/Jag Jeans, YCO Shine Masters and RFM-Swift Hotdogs in the PABL. [2]

Capacio also saw action for the national team under coach Joe Lipa in the 1986 Asian Games and the 1987 Jones Cup, ABC championships and SEA Games.

PBA career[edit]

He entered the PBA in 1988 as part of the original Purefoods Hotdogs team alongside Jerry Codiñera, perennial All-Star and 1988 Rookie of the Year Jojo Lastimosa and later on by 4-time MVP Alvin Patrimonio. He was an eight-time member of the All-Defensive Team and a member of the 5,000 point club, its 43rd, when he achieved the milestone on November 27, 1998.

Coaching career[edit]

Capacio first started his coaching career after being hired by his college alma mater, the Far Eastern University, to coach its basketball team in 2007. He led the team to the Final Four in all of his four years with the team, losing in the semifinals in his first three years and losing to the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the 2010 finals.

Capacio left FEU to coach the AirAsia Philippine Patriots of the fledging ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) and leading the team to the title in the league's first season.

In 2012, the Patriots franchise folded after team owner Mikee Romero had his franchise application to the PBA accepted. Capacio took over as the interim head coach for the team.[3] On January 2013, the team announced that it hired Junel Baculi as their permanent head coach. Capacio was relegated to being the first assistant coach of the team.[4]

After the 2013–14 season, Capacio signed with expansion team Kia Sorento as one of their assistant coaches expected to fill the void whenever head coach Manny Pacquiao is unable to attend to the team. After players Alex Nuyles and Mike Burtscher voiced out to social media their frustration to the team, Capacio decided to follow suit. Capacio said that he was unduly terminated by the team because of his failure to attend team meetings.[5] He also said that he was fired as early as January 2015, and with 18 months still left in his contact, the team offered to buy out only three months of his contact, to which he refused.[6] He has since filed a case against the team.[7]

After an uneventful stint with Kia, Capacio decided to go back to the college ranks, where he served as an assistant coach under Aldin Ayo for the Letran Knights of the NCAA Philippines that won the basketball title in 2015.

After Ayo was tapped to be the head coach of the De La Salle Green Archers of the UAAP, he, along with other members of the coaching staff, followed. He won another title there, his first in the UAAP as a coach.

Coaching record[edit]

Season Team Eliminations Playoffs
W L PCT Finish PG W L PCT Results
2007 FEU 8 6 .571 5th 1 0 1 .000 Lost to UST in the 4th-seed playoff
2008 FEU 10 4 .714 3rd 2 0 2 .000 Lost to La Salle in the 2nd-seed playoff and in the Semifinals
2009 FEU 11 3 .786 2nd 2 0 2 .000 Lost to UE in the Semifinals
2010 FEU 12 2 .857 1st 3 1 2 .333 Won over La Salle in the Semifinals,Lost to Ateneo in the Finals
Totals 41 15 .732 8 1 7 .125 0 championships


He has three brothers who play basketball with the eldest, Ely Capacio, being a national team player and played for Tanduay in the PBA.

His son, Gwynne Matthew, played college basketball for the Ateneo Blue Eagles.


  1. ^ Capacio appointed interim coach of GlobalPort Batang Pier, InterAKTV
  2. ^ "The lineups". Manila Standard. 
  3. ^ Joble, Rey (August 17, 2012). "Glenn Capacio appointed interim coach of GlobalPort Batang Pier". InterAksyon. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  4. ^ Joble, Rey (January 3, 2013). "Junel Baculi to coach GlobalPort, Glenn Capacio stays as top assistant". InterAksyon. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ Sacamos, Karlo (October 3, 2015). "Glenn Capacio slams KIA management for 'undue' termination, unpaid salaries". Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  6. ^ Bracher, Jane (October 8, 2015). "Former Mahindra coach Capacio says he was sacked for missing meeting". Rappler. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 
  7. ^ Joble, Rey (October 4, 2015). "Glenn Capacio files complaint vs Mahindra management for failure to honor his coaching contract". InterAksyon.