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It’s Official! La Salle names Derrick Pumaren as new head coach


Manong Derrick is back!

This time, the decorated coach will officially make his UAAP return as the new head coach for the La Salle Green Archers.

Pumaren also went back to Taft after 30 years where he lead the squad with their first two UAAP titles.

La Salle hopes to find the right answers on Pumaren this time after failing to enter the Final Four in the last two seasons.

Pumaren, also known as “Swaggy D” thanks to his millennial taste in fashion, had an underwhelming season with UE Red Warriors from 2014 to 2017.

Meanwhile, the netizens are quite interested to see if the elder Pumaren will also pan out, considering that two coaches were axed in La Salle in a span of two years.

Still, La Salle has always trusted the Pumaren siblings, since Franz and Dindo also made a name for themselves as the head coach for the Green Archers.

Meanwhile, Season 82 head coach Gian Nazario and active consultant Jermaine Byrd were relegated as one of Pumaren’s coaching staffs.