by Kristel Satumbaga
Jose Rizal University (JRU) formally announced the appointment of Louie Gonzalez as the new coach of its NCAA men’s basketball team.
Gonzalez will succeed former Vergel Meneses, who has been at the squad’s coach since 2009 until his resignation last year.
Known for his involvement in grassroots development, Gonzalez has over two decades of top level coaching in the premier collegiate leagues. He mentored La Salle in last year’s UAAP season and was part of Aldin Ayo’s coaching staff when the latter won championships with Letran in the NCAA and La Salle in the UAAP.
Eddie Laure, Eric Dela Cuesta, Nixon Ramos and Vic Lazaro, who is coach of JRU’s juniors basketball team, will comprise Gonzalez’s coaching staff. Glen Capacio will serve as an active consultant.