Meneses joins Air21 coaching staff


Posted at Jul 16 2013 05:06 PM | Updated as of Jul 17 2013 01:06 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Jose Rizal University (JRU) head coach Vergel Meneses will be joining the Air21 Express as an assistant coach, the team confirmed on Tuesday.

Meneses, an 11-time PBA All-Star and former league MVP, will be an assistant to Franz Pumaren in the Air21 bench.

The news was confirmed by Air21 Board representative Lito Alvarez to the league website.

“He will join the squad starting August 1,” Alvarez told

“I heard that he wants to join the coaching staff because he wants to add this to his learning,” Pumaren said.

Meneses has close ties with the Express management, as Air21 supported JRU in its campaign in the PBA D-League.

The Heavy Bombers currently hold a 3-2 record in the NCAA Season 89 men’s basketball tournament.