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Ely Capacio, former PBA player, coach, and official, passes away

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Ely Capacio, former PBA player, coach, and official, passes away
February 23, 2014 1:42pm

Former PBA player and coach Eliezer `Ely’ Capacio passed away early Sunday morning a few hours after suffering a massive stroke.

He was 58.

Capacio led Purefoods, behind a team bannered by a talented young crew of Jerry Codinera, Dindo Pumaren, his younger brother Glenn Capacio, and now team manager Alvin Patrimonio, to a 3-2 best-of-five win over Yeng Guiao and Sarsi during the All-Filipino Finals 23 years ago.

Overall, Capacio coached Purefoods for five conferences with a 45-48 overall record, according to PBA chief statistician Fidel Mangonon. The Hotdogs also made the All-Filipino Finals in 1992 under his watch, but lost to San Miguel in six games.

“He took over the team after the 1991 First Conference when Baby Dalupan resigned. Then Chot Reyes replaced him at the start of the 1993 season, although that year also began his corporate career with San Miguel Corp.,” Mangonon recalled.

Prior to his coaching career, Capacio played for Tanduay for eight seasons, playing for a total of 324 games and averaged 5.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.

He is San Miguel Corporation’s alternate governor to the PBA Board at the time of his death. - SPIN



  • fordmo47fordmo47 PEx Rookie ⭐
    Napanuod ko na si Ely nuong amateur pa ang YCO Painters. Siempre nagsimulang limited ang playing time pero pag RP Youth (1974) pala magaling din. Nung nasa Tanduay siya, kino-consider siyang 3rd best center ng PBA after Fernandez and Guidaben (hanggang 1981 before dumating sa pros si Victorino).

    Nuong nanalo siya ng PBA Championship as a coach with PUrefoods, Sarsi (coached by Yeng Guiao) ang kalaban nila sa Finals.

    Rare PBA player siya na may post-graduate degree. Executive na yan maski sa Elizalde Group of Companies.
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