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Volleybelles Commemorate Coach Vangie De Jesus


A volleyball icon in the 80s may have passed away, but she marked her legacy as one of the country’s greatest setters in the Philippine volleyball.

Spiker legend Vangie de Jesus was only 68 when she suffered from a cardiac arrest.

Coach de Jesus was a former team captain of the Philippine women’s volleyball squad and gave the national team its first volleyball gold medal in the 1977, 1979 and 1981Southeast Asian Games. The volleyball icon was also a part of the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi, India.

She had her coaching stint with the UE Lady Red Warriors from 2007 to 2011 and has worked as a Spectator Development Manager in the PSL.

Rem Palma and Jem Ferrer expressed their sympathies.

May Coach Vangie rest in peace. Our condolences to the family of the bereaved.