Bryan Bagunas Early Life
Bryan Bagunas, Philippines volleyballer, was born on October 10, 1997. He hails from Balayan Batangas. He is the second Filipino male volleyball player to play in Japan, the first being former Ateneo de Manila University standout Marck Espejo, who also played for the same team.
Bagunas will be the second Filipino spiker to play for Oita Miyoshi as five-time UAAP MVP Marck Espejo was last season’s Asian import for Weisse Adler.
The 6-foot-5 open spiker ended his collegiate career with the NU Bulldogs as a two-time champion while being hailed the Finals MVP in both championship runs.
Bryan Bagunas studied in Balayan National High School.
- Best Sever – UAAP Season 79
- Finals MVP – Spikers’ Turf Season 2 – Reinforced Conference
- Season’s MVP – UAAP Season 80 – Men’s Beach Volleyball
- Finals MVP – UAAP Season 80 – Men’s Volleyball
- Finals MVP – PVL Season 2 Reinforced Conference
- 1st Best Outside Hitter – PVL Season 2 Collegiate Conference
- Finals MVP – PVL Season 2 Collegiate Conference
- Conference MVP – Spikers’ Turf Open Conference (2018)
- 1st Best Outside Hitter – Spikers’ Turf Open Conference (2018)
- Best Server – UAAP Season 81 – Men’s Volleyball
- 1st Best Outside Hitter – UAAP Season 81 – Men’s Volleyball
- Season’s MVP – UAAP Season 81 – Men’s Volleyball
- Finals MVP – UAAP Season 81 – Men’s Volleyball
- Bronze Medalist – Team Pilipinas – SEALECT Tuna Open 2019
- Champion – UAAP Season 81 – Men’s Volleyball
- Champion – 19th ASEAN University Games (Team NU-Philippines)
- Champion – PVL Season 2 Collegiate Conference (NU)
- Champion – PVL Season 2 Reinforced Conference (Air Force)
- Champion – UAAP Season 80 – Men’s Volleyball
- Champion – UAAP Season 80 – Men’s Beach Volleyball (NU)
- Champion – Spikers’ Turf Season 2 – Reinforced Conference (Air Force)
- 1st Runner-up – Spikers’ Turf Reinforced Conference 2019 (Air Force)
- 2nd Runner-up – UAAP Season 81 Men’s Beach Volleyball (NU)
- 1st Runner-up – PVL Open Conference 2017 (Megabuilders)
- 1st Runner-up – PVL Reinforced Conference 2017 (Air Force)
- 1st Runner-up – Spikers’ Turf 2 – Collegiate Conference (NU)
- 1st Runner-up – Spikers’ Turf 1 – Collegiate Conference (NU)
- 1st Runner-up – UAAP Season 79 (NU)
- 1st Runner-up – UAAP Season 78 (NU)
- 1st Runner-up – UAAP Season 77 (NU)
Bryan Bagunas Quick Facts
- Bagunas was the Finals MVP when National University (NU) won the UAAP men’s volleyball crowns in Seasons 80 and 81.
- He was the MVP of men’s volleyball tournament, after leading the Bulldogs to a dominant campaign.
- After NU defeated Far Eastern University in the finals, Bagunas said that he intends to take his talents to Japan, following the footsteps of former five-time UAAP MVP Marck Espejo of Ateneo de Manila University and former NU stars Jaja Santiago and Dindin Santiago-Manabat.
- Bryan Bagunas height: 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
- Bryan Bagunas led the Philippine men’s volleyball team to the semifinals of the 30th Southeast Asian Games following a 25-20, 25-21, 25-12 victory over Vietnam on Wednesday night.
- Bagunas made his national team debut in the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.
Bryan Bagunas Determine to Win For His Country
The Philippines lost to Indonesia in the gold medal match in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at Philsports Arena, the team gained moral victory, making a point as to why the country should continue backing what could be the best men’s volleyball squad in history.
“I hope this continues for us and I think we didn’t have that much experience [as compared to Indonesia] because for me personally I only joined them during the Games and the training camp,” said outside hitter Bryan Bagunas in Filipino.
Bagunas has been living and playing in Japan as an import in the V.League with Oita Miyoshi since August and he was only able to join the national team when it travelled to the country in early November for a training camp.
The Philippines’ runner-up finish in the 2019 Games was the first time it reached the podium since 2005 and was also its second silver medal after its second-place ranking after 1977.
“We’re so happy that we made history here in the Philippine men’s volleyball team. But we’re hoping that the team will remain. We hope that the support will still be there for us to be more successful,” said Bryan Bagunas.
Bryan Bagunas Biography and Profile