Jarin quits as Red Lions coach


San Beda is now in search of a new coach after its former mentor Jamike Jarin announced he’s leaving the Red Lions on Tuesday.

Jose Mari Lacson, the NCAA Management Committee chair from San Beda, said there is no official word yet from San Beda rector Fr. Aloysius Ma. Maranan, OSB although he was informed Jarin already told his team staff and players that he is leaving.

“I just learned today (Tuesday) he (Jarin) already said his goodbyes to the players but I’m still waiting for official word from Fr. Rector (Maranan),” said Lacson.

Jarin also confirmed he left San Beda without mentioning where he is going to coach next.

San Beda is now in search of Jarin’s replacement.

Among the prospective candidates mentioned were Boyet Fernandez, Louie Alas and Jimmy Alapag.

Fernandez steered the Mendiola-based dribblers to the 2014 NCAA title before he left to coach NLEX in the PBA where he spent two seasons.

He was replaced by Yeng Guiao, making him eligible to retake the San Beda job.

Alas, for his part, is currently one of Alaska coach Alex Compton’s assistants and is also a legitimate candidate for the job with his NCAA championship experience.

Alapag, on the other hand, has just retired from pro basketball this year and could be on line for his first ever-coaching job with the Lions.


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