AFTER four years of absence, Glen Capacio is making a return to the college basketball scene as one of the assistant coaches of the Lyceum Pirates in the NCAA.
The GlobalPort assistant coach last handled a college team in 2010 when he took alma mater Far Eastern University to the UAAP finals with a team led RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo. The Tamaraws, however, lost to Ateneo in the finals.
Capacio said he was happy to grab the opportunity to return to college basketball through an offer from Lyceum coach Bonnie Tan, his fellow assistant coach at GlobalPort.
“Tinanong ako kung gusto kong makatulong sa Lyceum, sabi ko anytime,” Capacio said.
Despite bringing FEU to the Final Four in three of his four years in charge, Capacio stepped down after the 2010 season and made his return to head coaching when he mentored the Mikee Romero-owned Philippine Patriots in the 2012 season of the Asean Basketball League.
He eventually became the first coach of Romero’s GlobalPort in the Philippine Cup of the 2012-2013 PBA season before sliding down to an assistant role the following conference.
A former PBA cager who starred with Alvin Patrimonio and Jerry Codinera in the multi-titled Purefoods teams of the nineties, Capacio said he is happy to be back in the college game as he can again help young players hone their game - something he is passionate about.
“Passion natin nandyan pa rin naman kaya nagpapasalamat ako sa Lyceum na binigyan ako ng opportunity,” said Capacio, whose son Gwyne plays for Ateneo in the UAAP. “Passion ko rin na makatulog sa mga bata. Eto ‘yung way ko na ma-share ko ‘yung talent ko sa mga bata.”