Blackwater, Vanguardia extends online seminar for coaches

PH most respected coaches, Tim Cone and Jong Uichico, will be taking part in Ariel Vanguardia’s online seminar for coaches (

By Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

With tons of positive feedback Ariel Vanguardia and the Blackwater Elite received regarding their two-day online seminar for coaches, they decided to extend it for another four days with a different set of coaches.

Also called as the Hoop Coaches International Webinar, Vanguardia tapped different veteran coaches to make the seminar more interactive and more interesting.

For the first day, Vanguardia tapped on the services of the PBA’s most accomplished coach, Tim Cone, and one of the most respected basketball minds in the country, Jong Uichico.

Cone holds the PBA record for the most won titles with 22 while Uichico is the current head of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Coaches commission who clinched 9 PBA championships under his belt.

Cone and Uichico will be alongside Czech Republic national team head coach Ronen Ginzburg, Slovenian head shot-caller Radovan Trifunovic, New Zealand’s junior national team head coach Hernando Planells, Japan’s assistant coach Herman Mondale, and Serbian assistant coach Bogdan Karaicic.

Completing the stars-studded lineup are Morehead State head coach Preston Spadlin and the director of basketball operations of Libertadores de Queretato in Mexico, Diovanni Rivera.

“I’m very happy. This is really a dream come true for me,” said former ABL champion coach Vanguardia.