PDA

View Full Version : leo austria back to coach the falcons



stat
03-17-2008, 06:58 PM
BY CUB

By Rey Joble

Austria, Welcoat part ways; Compton likely successor

LEO Austria is tired of losing. So is Welcoat.
Austria, the former rookie of the year in the PBA, who led Welcoat to a PBL championship, and the Dragons agreed to part ways on good terms in what was easily one of the most unexpected things to happen with the Fiesta Conference about to open in less than two weeks.
Alex Compton, one of the deputies of Austria, will most likely take over as coach to be assisted by Caloy Garcia.
A highly-placed source told Bandera sports that Welcoat management talked to Austria over the weekend. An unconfirmed report disclosed that the former Shell guard and mentor is being lured by the Adamson Falcons, the school which he handled in the UAAP prior to his coaching stint with Welcoat.
He is reportedly being recruited by Jing Ruiz, Austria’s protégé and the school’s current athletic director.
“May offer daw sa kanya,” said the source, who requested anonymity. “Totoo man yung balita o hindi, they have agreed to part ways in good terms kasi both of them want change. Susuweldo pa rin daw si coach until the end of the Fiesta Conference.”
Austria and Ruiz were together with the Shark Energy Drink that won PBL titles. In 2002, the former Shell point guard was hired by the Paintmasters as coach in lieu of Junel Baculi and piloted the team to the title. Some of his players include James Yap, Ren-Ren Ritualo, Romel Adducul and Marc Pingris.
If plans push through, Compton, who played for the Dragons as import, will become the eighth foreign coach in the PBA.
The American guard, who speaks fluent Filipino, also played and won championships in the MBA with the Manila Metrostars and the in the PBL.
Other foreign coach who handled a PBA team include Glen McDonald of Utex, Ron Jacobs of NCC/San Miguel, Norman Black of San Miguel, Talk N Text, Pop Cola and Sta. Lucia, Tim Cone of Alaska, Bill Bayno and Paul Woolpert of Talk N Text and John Moran of Shell

batangueño
03-18-2008, 12:56 AM
It seems like the "comeback" of Leo Austria in Adamson is almost a done deal. :o

stonecold316
03-18-2008, 05:09 AM
It seems like the "comeback" of Leo Austria in Adamson is almost a done deal. :o

Yes, sureball na ang pagbabalik ni Austria considering na wala na siyang problema sa schedule niya.

Good for the Falcons!

stonecold316

gameface_one
03-18-2008, 08:02 AM
Austria steps down as Welcoat coach


By NELSON BELTRAN

The Philippine Star

Welcoat has decided to revamp its coaching staff after poor showings in its first three conferences in the pro league.

In a meeting Saturday, the management and coach Leo Austria agreed to sever their ties, paving the way for the entry of a new man to call the shots for the team.

Austria was to announce the development in a meeting with team manager Atty. Mamerto Mondragon and the players Monday night.

Mondragon said nothing is final yet but sources said assistant coach Caloy Garcia is likely to be elevated to the head coaching post, less than two weeks before the start of the PBA Fiesta Cup.

"The management is looking for a new direction. We had a mutual agreement, parting ways hopefully for the good of the team," said Austria.

With a so-so lineup, the Dragons finished dead last in both the All-Filipino and the reinforced tourneys last season. The team finished no better in the recent Philippine Cup with its crew plagued by injuries to key players, including top draft pick Joe Devance.

The team accumulated only 10 wins against 44 losses under Austria.

"I didn’t have the materials last year. This year, we’ve got some prized acquisitions in Joe Devance, Nic Belasco and Ryan Arana. We’re expecting to be in the middle of the pack (in the recent All-Filipino) but injuries got in the way," said Austria who had a fine showing with the defunct Shell team.

Austria expects the Dragons to make improvement as they’re allowed to field two imports in the coming Fiesta Cup.

Sam Miguel
03-19-2008, 02:26 AM
So Leo Austria leaves an expansion PBA team to go back to ... the Adamson Falcons.

Oh-kaaay...

taurus_pride
03-24-2008, 09:28 PM
finally the admin of Adamson made the best decision ever! ;) at long last, the surprise revealed...

stat
03-24-2008, 09:41 PM
finally the admin of Adamson made the best decision ever! ;) at long last, the surprise revealed...


so adamson talaga ang dahilan ng pag reresign ni coach leo

taurus_pride
03-25-2008, 06:18 PM
finally the admin of Adamson made the best decision ever! ;) at long last, the surprise revealed...


so adamson talaga ang dahilan ng pag reresign ni coach leo


let's not dwell on the reasons why he resigned. its not important anyway...

stat
04-01-2008, 09:46 AM
Austria returns as Adamson coach

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Adamson recently named coach Leo Austria as coach of its senior basketball team in the coming UAAP season with the former PBA mentor vowing to steer the Falcons to another Final Four appearance.

“Leo Austria is now our college basketball coach this UAAP season,” league board member Fr. Max Rendon, CM, of Adamson told The STAR yesterday.

It will be Austria’s second coaching stint with the Falcons, who he led to a first-ever Final Four appearance since the format was introduced a decade ago before losing to the Ateneo Eagles in 2006.

With Austria at the helm, the Falcons turned from one of the league’s whipping teams into a formidable squad although it fell short of its bid to end a long title drought that dates back to 1977 when the San Marcelino-based squad won its first and only UAAP cage crown.

Austria, who last coached the Welcoat Dragons in the PBA, is taking over from interim coach Jing Ruiz, who will remain as an assistant and coach of the Baby Falcons.

Former PBA MVP William “Bogs” Adornado took over from Austria last year but could only manage two wins in 14 games as the Falcons struggled with a depleted line-up compounded by Ken Bono’s decision to skip his last playing year to join the PBA. – Joey Villar




http://philstar.com/index.php?Sports&p=49&type=2&sec=30&aid=2008033169

The_Big_Cat
04-01-2008, 11:13 AM
This is a chance for Coach Leo to redeem himself as he was relieved as Welcoat coach a few weeks ago.

batangueño
04-01-2008, 01:08 PM
Adamson's effort to get Leo Austria's services again is enough proof that it is already serious in building a strong and stable basketball program.

amdgc82
04-01-2008, 09:03 PM
Austria heads back to the Falcons lair (http://www.inboundpass.com/2008/04/01/austria-heads-back-to-the-falcons-lair/)
by Josef Ramos
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
www.inboundpass.com

Leo Austria is heading back to coach the Adamson University Falcons.

School President Father Gregorio Bañaga confirmed inboundpass.com last April 1, 2008 that Austria, the coach that brought Adamson to the Final Four last 2006, signed a contract with Adamson University for a 3-year minimum to a maximum of 5-years.

“We are still negotiating with Leo (Austria) about the terms and agreement of his contract, but he .......

READ MORE (http://www.inboundpass.com/2008/04/01/austria-heads-back-to-the-falcons-lair/)

stat
04-01-2008, 09:47 PM
Austria heads back to the Falcons lair (http://www.inboundpass.com/2008/04/01/austria-heads-back-to-the-falcons-lair/)
by Josef Ramos
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
www.inboundpass.com

Leo Austria is heading back to coach the Adamson University Falcons.

School President Father Gregorio Bañaga confirmed inboundpass.com last April 1, 2008 that Austria, the coach that brought Adamson to the Final Four last 2006, signed a contract with Adamson University for a 3-year minimum to a maximum of 5-years.

“We are still negotiating with Leo (Austria) about the terms and agreement of his contract, but he .......

READ MORE (http://www.inboundpass.com/2008/04/01/austria-heads-back-to-the-falcons-lair/)




that step is the first step to have a basketball program!

The_Big_Cat
04-02-2008, 01:43 PM
Kenneth Duremdes' career is winding down na. Adamson should try to get Duremdes to be part of their coaching staff after his playing days are over. Magandang PR yan para sa Adamson. Duremdes was part of the Adamson team that reach the UAAP Finals in 1992 but lost to FEU.

taurus_pride
04-08-2008, 01:19 PM
Very good news indeed... Im so excited for the UAAP season though one of their senior key players won't be able to play for season 71.

batangueño
04-08-2008, 01:51 PM
Very good news indeed... Im so excited for the UAAP season though one of their senior key players won't be able to play for season 71.

Huh? Why? Who is this player? ???

Congratulations to Adamson for winning back Coach Leo Austria. :)

GHRanger
04-25-2008, 04:11 PM
^ I believe it's Canuday based on the other thread. He's going to be under the knife.

erichubert
04-25-2008, 05:04 PM
What exactly is the injury he suffered? Medyo malas din si Canuday, this should have been the year that he would break out and lead the Falcons.

christian
04-25-2008, 09:41 PM
I was able to chat with coach Leo kanina, very interesting guy ;) Good luck to him and to the Falcons.

AnthonyServinio
04-26-2008, 02:53 AM
I was able to chat with* coach Leo kanina, very interesting guy* ;) Good luck to him and to the Falcons.

HE is one of my favorite interview subjects, he really knows what he's talking about and he talks with sense!

nastrans
04-26-2008, 11:59 AM
I second that.

Had a brief postgame interview with him after their MMC match sa Nike para may quote naman siya sa article ko, bibigyan ka talaga niya ng oras and he even discussed his move to Adamson, siya siguro ang isa sa mga madaling makausap after a game (basta panalo sila).

Yung ibang coaches, kahit panalo sila either they want to brush you off early or parang ayaw pang magpainterview.

Joescoundrel
04-30-2008, 09:15 AM
Leo Austria will bring some discipline and pride back to the game of Adamson. Now that he has some returning veterans with size he should be better able to get more out of this roster. Adamson could surprise some people and sneak into the Final 4.

The_Big_Cat
05-01-2008, 01:40 PM
I second that.

Had a brief postgame interview with him after their MMC match sa Nike para may quote naman siya sa article ko, bibigyan ka talaga niya ng oras and he even discussed his move to Adamson, siya siguro ang isa sa mga madaling makausap after a game (basta panalo sila).

Yung ibang coaches, kahit panalo sila either they want to brush you off early or parang ayaw pang magpainterview.

It really helps when a coach is in a joyous mood.
Sana nga hindi na umalis si Austria sa Adamson noon para continuous ang program.

Joescoundrel
05-02-2008, 08:17 PM
If I were Leo Austria I'd guard DIX and JUARENO of the Baby Falcons with my life. They seem to be perfect homegrown talents to help the Falcons in the next two years. Dix wears Number 8 and seems to be a comfortable fit as a 4/5, good footwork, crashes the boards. Juareno (did I get this name right?) wears Number 16 and is a long and lean multi-position type, think of a poor man's JR Cawaling. These two are in the 6'4" or 6'5" range and seem to have a lot of upside in terms of physique and build as well as skills. I would not be surprised if other teams start making serious bids to get them.

Joescoundrel
05-16-2008, 11:27 AM
Coach Leo Austria's defense seems to be holding but his offense isn't there yet. His guys are running basic 4-low 1-high sets and triangles on either box, not too many cutters and the screens are not really producing much. Their best play thus far has Paul Gonzalgo setting up on the left corner for a long jumper after coming through a series of screens along the baseline like the Indiana Pacers did before for Reggie Miller. In the post its all triangles with Mike Galinato as the fulcrum.

silent_killer
05-20-2008, 11:12 AM
adamson falcons is back in the groove!!, Good for them!! :-*

deej_adu
05-20-2008, 05:08 PM
it's good to hear that coach leo's back at the helm... siguradong malaking comeback ng adamson... ;D