PBA legend Olsen Racela is new FEU Men’s Basketball team head coach


Coach Olsen Racela played in the PBA for 18 years before retiring in 2011. (Photo by Paul Ryan Tan)


Far Eastern University is pleased to announce the appointment of Rodericko “Olsen” Racela as the new head coach of the FEU Men’s Basketball Team.

Olsen had a distinguished 18 year playing career in the PBA, winning 9 titles with Purefoods and San Miguel as well as being a five time mythical team member.

He was also the head coach of the Energen Philippine youth basketball team from 2011-2012 and the Petron Blaze Boosters in the PBA from 2012-2013. Currently, he serves as an assistant coach to Tim Cone with Barangay Ginebra.

Olsen will take over from his brother Nash Racela, who had a successful 4 year stint with the Tamaraws. Nash will remain as a consultant to the FEU basketball program.

Let’s give our support to Coach Olsen and the Tamaraws as we prepare for the 80th season of the UAAP.