Former Head Coach, SMART GILAS Pilipinas National Team
Executive Director, MVP Sports Foundation, Inc.
Licensed Facilitator, John Maxwell’s Building Teams Workshop
Sports Business Instructor, Ateneo de Manila University (College of Humanities)
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. 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 once again was named the National Team Head Coach, tasked with leading the Philippines to the 2014 FIBA World Championships in Spain. 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. 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.