Joel Banal

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Joel Banal
Personal information
Born (1958-02-06) February 6, 1958 (age 58)
Manila, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
College Mapua Institute of Technology
Playing career 1982–1985
Position Head coach
Career history
As player:
1982–1985 Great Taste Coffee Makers
As coach:
1987–1997 Mapua Cardinals (NCAA)
2002–2003 Ateneo Blue Eagles (UAAP)
2003–2005 Talk 'N Text Phone Pals
2011–2012 Alaska Aces
Career highlights and awards
  • 4x PBA Champion (as player with Great Taste)
  • 2x NCAA Champion coach (with Mapua Cardinals)
  • 2002 UAAP Champion coach (with Ateneo)
  • 2003 PBA Champion (with Talk 'N Text)

Joel Banal (born February 6, 1958) is a retired Filipino professional basketball player, and former head coach in the Philippine Basketball Association.


Banal played college ball for the Mapúa Institute of Technology, before venturing into professional basketball with the Great Taste Coffee Makers the PBA. He was previously the head coach of the collegiate teams Mapua Cardinals in the NCAA, Ateneo Blue Eagles in the UAAP, and the Talk 'N Text Phone Pals in the PBA, where he won championships in all of the three leagues.[1]

In 2011, he replaced longtime head coach Tim Cone as coach of the Alaska Aces after serving as Cone's longtime deputy.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Banal is the elder brother of current Barako Bull head coach Koy Banal.[3]


  1. ^ Joble, Rey. "Joel Banal in contact with Tim Cone, willing to join San Mig Coffee as assistant coach". Sports5. Retrieved 22 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Tordecilla, Jaemark. "Tim Cone, Alaska part ways". Sports5. Retrieved 1 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Banal cousins hope to live up to family legacy with PBA Draft dreams". 
Preceded by
Valerio Lopez
Mapua Cardinals men's basketball head coach
Succeeded by
Bong Ramos
Preceded by
Joe Lipa
Ateneo Blue Eagles men's basketball head coach
Succeeded by
Sandy Arespacochaga
Preceded by
Paul Woolpert
Talk 'N Text Phone Pals head coach
Succeeded by
Derrick Pumaren
Preceded by
Tim Cone
Alaska Aces Head Coach
Succeeded by
Luigi Trillo