The University of the East management has officially named veteran mentor Derrick Pumaren as its head coach for the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 77 men’s basketball tournament. UE tagged Pumaren as a “true Red Warrior” having played for the university for two years in college and was a member of the champion team in 1978. He also served as mentor of the De La Salle University Green Archers from 1986 to 1991 before heading to the Philippine Basketball Association to handle the Talk ‘N Text, Mobiline and Pepsi. Pumaren was also the former tactician of Sunkits, Swiftm Pop Cola, Sta. Lucia Realtors, Purefoods TJ Hotdogs, Tanduay Rhum Masters and FedEx. Pumaren replaced former head coach Boycie Zamar.