Leo Austria named new San Miguel Beermen head coach
MANILA, Philippines – Former Adamson Falcons head coach Leo Austria has officially been named the next head coach of the San Miguel Beermen franchise, the team announced Saturday, August 2.
Through their official Twitter account, the Beermen mentioned that Austria would take over coaching duties beginning the All-Filipino Conference of the PBA’s 40th season that starts in the next few months.
Leo Austria is our new Head Coach. #FearTheBeer— San Miguel Beermen (@TheSMBeermen) August 2, 2014
Austria becomes the fourth head coach dating back to 2013 for San Miguel, which was previous led by Biboy Ravanes and Team Consultant Todd Purves.
Austria started his coaching career in 2004 when he was hired to mentor the Shell Turbo Chargers in the 2004 Philippine Cup. He went on to coach in the PBA for three more years, finishing with the Welcoat Dragons in 2007.
From 2008-2013, Austria coached the Adamson Falcons, in which he led the team to two straight Final Four appearances from 2010-2011. (RELATED: Frustrated Adamson coach Austria: I have to go)
In his career, Austria has a 30-60 record in the pros and a 36-46 win-loss clip in the collegiate rank. - Rappler.com