Racela leaves FEU with Tamaraws having right attitude

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 02, 2016 01:27 PM
Racela leaves FEU with Tamaraws having right attitude
LEGACY. Nash Racela will be leaving behind in FEU a championship along with a winning culture.

Nash Racela called the shots for Far Eastern University for the last time last Wednesday.

Now headed for TNT in the PBA, he leaves behind in Morayta one championship, four playoff berths, and players from RR Garcia to Terrence Romeo and from Mac Belo to Raymar Jose make a name for themselves.

More than the success in the standings, Racela’s legacy with the Tamaraws will be of a mentor who guided the growth of young men both on and off the court.

Monbert Arong, who has played his last game in green and gold as well, was more than willing to admit the positive influence Racela had on him. This, despite only being under his tutelage for two years.

“Actually, pinasalita kami after niya sa dugout. Napakaiyak ako sa sobrang tuwa kasi imagine, two years lang ako tapos ang dami kong natutunan,” he shared. “Yung disiplina at yug attitude, yun ang pinakaimportante kay coach Nash. Parang papa ko na siya e, kaya dinidisiplina niya ako lagi.”

Raymar Jose could only agree. “Yung pagiging disciplined tapos sacrifice, yun yung tinuturo niya lagi sa amin. Be proud din palagi,” he expressed.

Discipline and attitude are also what Ron Dennison mentioned as the lessons he learned from his now ex-coach. “Tingin kasi lahat ng tao sa akin, tirador. Kahit wala akong ginagawa, pero yun na naging background ko,” he said.

He then continued, “Pero dahil laging sinasabi ni coach na just play your game, pinu-prove ko talaga na marunong akong maglaro nang malinis.”

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