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Tomás "Tommy" L. Manotoc Sr. is a Filipino golfer and former basketball coach. As a basketball coach of several PBA teams, Manotoc won six PBA titles, including a grand slam with the fabled Crispa Redmanizers. Manotoc served as president of the National Golf Association of the Philippines (NGAP) from 2012 to 2014.He occasionally writes as a sports columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer and was a TV panelist for the PBA coverage from 2000 to 2002.
Manotoc is the son of Ricardo Manotocand the former Nena Arguelles La'O. His father Ricardo was a realtor, while his mother belonged to the prominent La'O family. Two of his uncles - Raúl Manglapus, who had married his mother's sister Pacita La'O, and Eugenio López, Jr., who had married another sister, Conchita La'O - were prominent critics of Ferdinand Marcos.
Manotoc began his coaching career in 1977 with the U/Tex Wranglers in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). He was the Wranglers' team manager at the time when head coach Narciso Bernardo suddenly resigned after the 1977 All-Filipino Conference. Manotoc made his coaching debut during the 1977 Open Conference and immediately brought the Wranglers to a runner-up finish against Crispa, in the franchise's first finals appearance. Manotoc gave the Wranglers two PBA Open Conference championships, in 1978 and in 1980.
Manotoc joined San Miguel Beer in 1981 and led the team to one PBA championship.
Manotoc joined the Crispa Redmanizers in 1983 and piloted the franchise to its second grand slam during the same season. On July 1, 1984, citing health reasons, Manotoc resigned as head coach after leading the Redmanizers to the 1984 PBA First All-Filipino Conference finals, winning over NCC, 96-94. He was to be succeeded by assistant coach Narciso Bernardo, who finished the task of capturing the title against the Gilbey's Gin Tonics.
After a long hiatus from coaching, Manotoc made a brief return to the PBA — in 1992 for the Presto Ice Cream Kings — and in 1997-1998 for the Mobiline Phone Pals.
Manotoc briefly served as deputy commissioner of the PBA in 1985 under commissioner Mariano Yenko.
Manotoc was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame on October 2, 2011.
In 2000, Manotoc was inducted into the De La Salle Alumni Association Sports Hall of Fame for golf.
Manotoc was first married to Miss International 1970 Aurora McKenny Pijuan. The couple had two children, namely Mavis and Tomas Jr. ("TJ"). After obtaining a divorce from Pijuan in the Dominican Republic, Manotoc married Imee Marcos, daughter of then-Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, on December 4, 1981.Manotoc and Marcos are now separated. Manotoc and Marcos have three children, Fernando Martín ("Borgy"), a model; Michael Ferdinand ("Mike"), a lawyer; and Matthew Joseph ("Matthew"), incumbent governor of Ilocos Norte.
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