Lawrence Chongson

Basketball coach Lawrence Chongson passed away Sunday following a heart attack. He was 57.

The outspoken mentor was known to guide the University of the East Warriors for several seasons, including their runner-up finish to the Ateneo Eagles in 2009.

He also coached Boracay Rum and Tanduay for a long time in the PBA D-League.

Chongson’s passing came a week after the loss of legendary high school basketball coach Ato Badolato.

Source: Manila Bulletin (