Former NU player Jeff Napa sits as the head coach of Bulldogs
Jeff Napa has officially interlocked hands with NU as he assumed the head coaching position for the Bulldogs.
The announcement was posted through NU’s official twitter account, “Bulldogs head coach search is over! NU names alumnus Jeff Napa as the new head tactician of the men’s basketball team.”
The decorated mentor is currently part of the NorthPort’s coaching staff and is the consultant of Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL).
Moreover, Napa was one of the men together with Coach Bonnie Tan that helped Letran Knights bag the title last NCAA Season 95.
Aside from being a veteran coach, Napa also wore the Bulldogs jersey back in 1998 until 2002 as a big shooting guard.
He set a UAAP record in his last playing career when he boarded 10 out of 13 3-pointers en route to a 43-point performance, a league record that was nestled until 2017 by Alvin Pasaol of University of the East (UE).
For him, it was good to be back to his Alma mater where he started his career as an assistant coach, before his promotion to Bullpups head coach back in 2011.
“I am deeply honored to come home and be tasked to handle my alma mater,” Napa said.
Now, the team has been partially depleted by the departure of ace Dave Ildefonso to Ateneo, but still left with a ruthless squad guarded by Issa Gaye, John Lloyd Clemente, and Shaun Ildefonso.