Eric Altamirano

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Frederick "Eric" Altamirano (born August 8, 1966) is a former Filipino basketball player. He is currently the head coach of the National University Bulldogs.

Playing career[edit]

Varsity[edit]

Eric Altamirano went to San Beda College for his high school education. He was a member of the Red Cubs, the school's varsity basketball team and was one of the players who were instrumental in giving the school a string of championships. Altamirano played college ball for the University of the Philippines in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines, where his team won the championship in 1986. He was named the Most Valuable Player that same year.

Professional[edit]

Altamirano would later play in the Philippine Basketball Association for Alaska, Pepsi, and Shell. He is presently the Program Director for the National Basketball Training Center, grassroots program for Philippine Basketball

Coaching career[edit]

Collegiate coach[edit]

Altamirano ventured into coaching after retiring from playing. His first try was in 1996 when he led the University of the Philippines to a Final Four finish. He is currently the head coach of the National University Bulldogs.

Pro League coach[edit]

Altamirano won two championships in the PBA. Before leading Purefods to a PBA title in 1997, he was Chot Reyes' assistant coach at Purefoods in 1995 until 1996. After leading the Cowboys in the All-Filipino Conference, he moved to the Mobiline Phone Pals and gave them a championship, the 1998 PBA Centennial Cup. He returned to Purefoods and gave them a string of decent finishes. He left Purefoods, after being selected by Jong Uichico as the RP men's basketball team assistant coach. After 2 years of not coaching a PBA team, he coached the Coca-Cola Tigers during the 2005 PBA Fiesta Conference. Eventually, he was reassigned and appointed as the Project Director for the San Miguel All Stars.

National team coach[edit]

He was the head coach of the Nokia Pilipinas Under 18 Mens basketball team. Handled of the Nokia Pilipinas Men's National under-16 national basketball team of the Philippines, that placed 4th in the Fiba Asia U 16 Mens Tournament in Johor Bahru in November 2009.,[1] and Project Director of the National Basketball Training Center of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, the country's national basketball federation.[2] Created Coach E Basketball School

Personal life[edit]

He is married and has three children.

References[edit]

Preceded by
Allan Caidic
UAAP Men's Basketball Most Valuable Player
1986
Succeeded by
Jun Reyes
Preceded by
Joe Lipa
University of the Philippines head coach
1996
Succeeded by
Nic Jorge
Preceded by
Chot Reyes
Derrick Pumaren
Purefoods Corned Beef/Carne Norte Cowboys/TJ Hotdogs head coach
1997-1998
2001-2002
Succeeded by
Chito Narvasa
Ryan Gregorio
Preceded by
Tommy Manotoc
Mobiline Phone Pals head coach
1998-2000
Succeeded by
Louie Alas
Preceded by
Biboy Ravanes
Coca-Cola Tigers head coach
2005
Succeeded by
Binky Favis
Preceded by
Eric Gonzales
NU Bulldogs men's basketball head coach
2011-present
Succeeded by
(incumbent)