Centro Escolar University has confirmed that Jeff Napa will be taking over as head coach of the CEU Scorpions, succeeding Derrick Pumaren.
Pumaren has returned to the De La Salle Green Archers recently and taken over head coaching duties of the men’s varsity team.
Napa’s basketball history helped him land the position. He is a three-time UAAP juniors champion coach (2011, 2013 and 2015) and was part of the 2019 Letran Knights champion team that bagged the NCAA crown. He also played for the National University Bulldogs in the UAAP from 1997 to 2005.
Napa will get his baptism of fire on Jan. 23 when the Scorpions participate in the Philippine Collegiate Champions League (PCCL). In February, CEU springs back to action in the 2020 PBA D-League Aspirants Cup.
With Pumaren’s exit, Jefferson Plaza will return and take over as general manager of the Scorpions. (Brian Yalung)