2011: Gee Abanilla now heads Archers’ coaching post

Following the resignation of Dindo Pumaren, Coach Gelacio “Gee” Abanilla is the newly appointed head coach of the Green Archers.

Coach Abanilla once donned the Green-and-White jersey as a part of the Pumaren-led championship teams in 1989 and 1990.

After his UAAP stint, the 7-Up Bottlers in the fourth round of the 1983 PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) annual draft took Abadilla.

After calling it a career in the professionals, he wanted to try coaching.

Franz Pumaren, former Archer’s head tactician, appointed Abanilla as one of his assistants in his original coaching staff that steered DLSU to its four-peat from 1998-2002.

Opportunities to strive in the professionals came to Abanilla; he served as an assistant coach for the FedEx Express and Barako Bull Energy Boosters under Yeng Guaio in the PBA.

In 2008, he coached DLSU’s sister school, the College of St. Benilde Blazers in the NCAA where he registered a three-game improvement prior to his coaching stint.

Three years later, he went back to the amateur ranks by guiding the Green Archers in the sidelines upon the resignation of Dindo Pumaren last September.

Jerome Alvarez

By Jerome Alvarez

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