- CEO and President of TV5
- Former Head Coach
- SMART GILAS Pilipinas National Team
- Speaker for INSPIRE Leadership Consultancy, Inc.
- Executive Director, MVP Sports Foundation, Inc.
- Sports Business Instructor, Ateneo de Manila University (College of Humanities)
- Licensed Facilitator, John Maxwell’s Building Teams Workshop
August 10, 2013 will go down forever as one of the most historic days in Philippine basketball. On this day, Coach Chot Reyes and his band of ill-prepared, way-too-short, and inexperienced warriors went out and defied all odds to beat long-time national team tormentor South Korea in an emotionally gripping game, 86-79, thereby earning for the Philippines a ticket to the FIBA World Cup in Spain, 2014, for the first time since 1978.
There were many doubters and detractors. But through all the negativity, Coach Reyes did what he always does: WIN.
COACH OF CHAMPIONS
Chot has consistently shown his ability to win regardless of the team and players at his disposal, being the only coach to win 3 All-Filipino titles with different teams – Purefoods in 1993, Coca-Cola in 2002, and Talk N’ Text in 2009, 2011, & 2012. He created history with each title. At Purefoods he was the youngest to win in his first try at 29 years old. At Coca-Cola, they became the first team to win a championship in their rookie year in the PBA’s 28-year history. His 2009 championship at Talk N’ Text made Chot the only 3-time All-Filipino winner with different teams; while his 2011 title made him the only coach to win 2 championships with 3 different teams. Just last February, 2012, Chot again created history by being the first team in 27 years to win the prestigious PBA All-Filipino championship 2 years in a row.
His other PBA championships are in import tournaments, with Purefoods in 1994, Coca-Cola in 2003, and Talk N’ Text in 2011. 8 titles in 16 Finals appearances in 30 tournaments - these feats earned for him five (5) “Coach of the Year” awards – again the only coach so far to have won this prestigious award as much, as the most anyone has won is twice. As a result, Chot has once again been named the National Team Head Coach, tasked with leading the Philippines to the 2014 FIBA World Championships in Spain.
Recently, Chot led the GILAS PILIPINAS national team to the 34th William Jones Cup title in Taipei – for the first time in the last 14 years - in the process again creating history by becoming the only Filipino coach to win this prestigious championship. He beat a crack USA selection in a gripping final. Internationally, he coached the Philippine National team to the 2005 and 2006 Brunei Cup titles and the 2007 Philippine Cup Championship.
All of the teams Chot coached to victory were completely different from each other – in terms of talent, size, depth and experience. The one constant has been their ability to work together as a team. While all coaches preach teamwork, Chot’s teams live and breathe it. The only Filipino member of the International Advisory Board of the United States Basketball Academy and a member of the Board of the Basketball Coaches Association of the Philippines, Chot quotes legendary coach John Wooden, “I may not be the best or brightest coach. But the one thing I do better than most is my ability to teach a group of individuals to work with ONE HEARTBEAT.”
Having gone through intensive business and corporate coaching education in London and New York, Chot has been providing executive coaching to executives (including expats) of various top 500 corporations in the Philippines through his company Coachcom.inc. He conducts regular coach mentorship programs to middle managers of companies in the insurance, banking, retail, manufacturing, BPO, and telecommunications industries. His module on teamwork is also a much sought-after training program, especially among the top consumer companies. Coach Chot is also a licensed John Maxwell Teambuilding Workshop facilitator.
Expertise: Team Building, Leadership, Executive Coaching