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The University of the East wishes to inform its public, including the members of the Philippines’ sports media/UAAP Press Corps as well as the collegiate sports audience that appropriate measures are being taken to strengthen the performance of all UE Red Warriors teams in the various tournaments of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, as well as in other sports tournaments.
In line with this, UE Red Warriors-Men’s Basketball Team Head Coach Jerry Codiñera has been assigned a bigger task as Sports Consultant of the University, to help strengthen UE’s sports program.
We in Coach Codiñera’s alma mater regard him with the highest respect and esteem. Indeed, not only is he a UE alumnus, he had also made a name for himself as a UE Red Warrior and as a superstar “defense minister” during his stint with the Philippine Basketball Association.
His more than three decades of experience in the sporting arena would surely be beneficial in the broader, more time-requiring responsibility of attending to UE’s entire sports program—a program that covers over 30 sporting squads, aside from our basketball teams.
In the interim, filling Coach Codiñera’s big shoes for the UE Red Warriors will be a colleague of his, a fellow UE alumnus and a fellow Red Warrior: David “Boycie” Zamar.
Coach Zamar will now steer the all-Filipino UE Red Warriors-Men’s Basketball Team, as the entire squad faces its opponents anew for the UAAP 75 tournament’s second round—starting with this Saturday’s game against the De La Salle Green Archers. Coach Codiñera, as UE Sports Consultant, is expected to remain on hand to provide inspiration and support to the UE Red Warriors.