Former national volleyball coach Nes Pamilar dies of sepsis

Legendary volleyball coach Nes Pamilar passed away Saturday due to sepsis. He was 52.

Pamilar led the FEU Lady Tamaraws to their 29th and most recent UAAP women's volleyball championship in 2008. As a player, he also won a crown for FEU in 1986.

The former national team coach steered Letran to multiple titles in the NCAA, including the Lady Spikers' 1997 trophy that ended a 12-year drought. In 2014, he orchestrated a historic 16-0 championship run for the Cagayan Valley Rising Suns in the Shakey's V-League.

Pamilar returned to the collegiate scene in 2016 by mentoring the DLSU Green Spikers for one season before moving on to the NCAA to head the San Beda Red Spikers.

He also served as a chief tactician for the Laoag Power Smashers and Tacloban Fighting Warays in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL).

"To one of the first few people who trusted me and one of the coaches who molded me into who I am as an athlete, thank you Coach Nes Pamilar. Rest in Peace," current FEU Lady Tamaraws head coach George Pascua said in Filipino in a Facebook post.