|Head coach Julio Toro of Puerto Rico and assistant coach Manuel Cintron while their team plays Turkey 29 August 2002 during preliminary round of the 2002 Men's FIBA World Basketball Championships at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, USA.|
Date of Birth: 05/11/1943
Place of birth: Santurce
Club Team 2005-06: GUAIQUERIES DE MARGARITA (Venezuela-LPB)
Career: Fajardo (Puerto-Rico-BSN, 1978-80), Guaynabo (Puerto-Rico-BSN, 1980-83), Bayamón (Puerto-Rico-BSN, 1984), Guaynabo (Puerto-Rico-BSN, 1989-90), Ponce (Puerto-Rico-BSN, 1992-93), Guaiqueries (Venezuela-LPB, 1996-2000), Santurce (Puerto-Rico-BSN, 1998-2004), Guaiqueries (Venezuela, 2005-06).
International career: Puerto-Rican National Team (1999-2006).
Julio Toro started his head coaching career in 1978 and was named Coach of the Year after just his first season.
In 1980, Toro joined Metropolitanos de Guaynabo to win his first title. In 25 years of coaching, he has claimed 11 championships (with Guaynabo in 1980, 82, 88 and 89; with Ponce in 1991 and 92; with Santurce in 1998, 99, 2000, 01 and 03) in 16 finals.
Toro was the first coach to win four consecutives titles. He is also recognized as a great coach in Venezuela where he served as coach of the national team and has coached at Guaiqueries de Margarita since 2005.
He took the reins of the Puerto Rican national team in 1999, and in 2004, he became the first non-Soviet coach to defeat the United States at the Olympic Games.