Aries Dimaunahan

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Aristeo Dimaunahan
Blackwater Elite
Position Assistant Coach
League PBA
Personal information
Born (1978-03-21) March 21, 1978 (age 40)
Lipa, Batangas
Nationality Philippines
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school De La Salle- Lipa
College University of Santo Tomas
PBA draft 2002 / Pick: 26th overall
Selected by the Barangay Ginebra Kings
Playing career 2003–2013
Career history
As player:
2003–2006 Barangay Ginebra Kings
2006–2008 Air21 Express
2008–2009 Coca-Cola Tigers
2009–2011 Barako Bull Energy Boosters
2011 Alaska Aces
2011–2013 San Miguel Beermen (ABL)
As coach:
2014–present Blackwater Elite
Career highlights and awards
  • PBA 2-Ball Challenge Co-Champion (2003)

Aristeo Dimaunahan better known as Aries Dimaunahan (born March 21, 1978 in Lipa, Batangas) is a Filipino former professional basketball player who last played for the San Miguel Beermen in the ASEAN Basketball League.[1]

Currently, he is the assistant coach of expansion team Blackwater Elite in the PBA.


He attended Grace Kindergarten, Canossa Academy and graduated from De La Salle-Lipa in 1994. He also attended the University of Santo Tomas after high school. He played in the Philippine Basketball League in his early years before being drafted by the Barangay Ginebra Kings in the 2002 PBA Draft. He was also recognized by then-Mayor Vilma Santos as the second PBA player from his hometown in Lipa City after Melchor Teves, who also graduated from De La Salle Lipa.

In 2006, Dimaunahan was also part of a controversial PBA seven player trade involving Rudy Hatfield, Billy Mamaril, Rafi Reavis, and Ervin Sotto.[2] Because sister teams such as Ginebra and Coca-Cola are not allowed to trade directly, nor can their under-teams, which applied to San Miguel Beer and Purefoods. In order to circumvent the rules, a third team, Air21 was involved in the trade, which ultimately sent Dimaunahan to Air21.[3]

After playing 2 seasons with the Barako Bull Energy Boosters, he was signed by the Alaska Aces as a free agent during the 2011 Governors Cup. In 2012, while with the San Miguel Beermen, he was one of five players suspended for taking place in a Basket-Brawl involving the Beermen and the entire bench of the AirAsia Philippine Patriots.[4]

After retiring as a player, Dimaunahan began a coaching career, with stints both professionally and in women's college basketball. In 2015 he served as an assistant coach with the Blackwater Elite,[5] and in 2017 he became an assistant coach for the Pinatumba ng Lady Bulldogs.[6] In 2015, Dimanauhan was an assistant coach for Pat Aquino and the Philippines Women National team.[7]

Dimaunahan is married to former child star Jane Zaleta.[5]


  1. ^ "Aris Dimaunahan Profile". Philippine Basketball Association. Archived from the original on 2 November 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Cordero, Abac (2 August 2006). "". Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Cordero, Abac (30 July 2006). "Ginebra, Coke, Air21 okay 7-player trade". Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  4. ^ Leyba, Olman (8 March 2012). "ABL metes suspensions on Patriots, Beermen". Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Precious Mom". 10 May 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "NU Lady Bulldogs diretso sa No. 13 win". 5 November 2017. Retrieved 26 January 2018. 
  7. ^ Henson, Joaquin (6 September 2015). "Perlas joins FIBA Asia elite". Retrieved 26 January 2018. 

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