President at CBA, Rob Orellana, confirmed this morning Paco Martín Vega’s signing as the Academy’s sports manager: “I am very satisfied with this signing because I consider him a great professional that will not only help us a lot in the technical aspect, but also in the training of our coaches”, Orellana explained.
For his part, current Canarias Basketball Academy’s sports manager stated that this project seems to be “exciting, innovative and with a future perspective, both nationally and internationally”, and added: “Moreover, I have always been very attracted to the American college basketball and its game style, and CBA reminds me of that a lot”.
Paco Martín Vega has a wide experience as a coach and sports manager. In his career, which began when he was 15 years old in CB La Salle – Las Palmas, there has been two periods at CB Gran Canaria, coaching the U18 team firstly (88-89) and some years later in the 93-94 season in charge of the 2nd National Division. Next (in the 94-96 season) he joined CB Unelco Las Palmas as sports manager and coach in the EBA league when this competition was the second in Spain.
In 1996, after 14 seasons working, he moved to the USA for three months to learn at Syracuse University in the NCAA. Right after he came back to be the sports manager at C.B. Gáldar (1997-2003) and E.M.B. Güímar (2004-2014).
Concurrently, he collaborated with the FCB (Canarian Basketball Federation) and FEB (Spanish Basketball Federation) as a teacher and a director of different courses, as well as an invited lecturer in activities for players or coaches.