All systems go for Fernandez to return as San Beda coach

All systems go for Fernandez to return as San Beda coach
LION'S DEN. Someone who knows a thing or two about San Beda and its winning tradition will be back to call the shots.

A familiar face will once again man the sidelines for San Beda College.

According to sources, Boyet Fernandez is poised to be named as the Red Lions’ mentor, replacing Jamike Jarin and returning after three years.

“The team’s request was forwarded to MVP and he approved it,” the source was quoted as saying, referring to the school’s chief backer in Manny V. Pangilinan.

Only the holiday break is preventing Fernandez’ camp and school officials from scheduling a meeting and finalizing their agreement, the source furthered.

The 45-year-old guided the Mendiola-based squad to back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. He holds a 35-21 win-loss card in the NCAA, including an impressive 7-1 in the playoffs.

Since then, Fernandez assumed coaching duties for NLEX in both the PBA D-League and the PBA. He was less successful there.

Still, the former playmaker in the professional ranks has full faith from Pangilinan, the Lions’ chief backer. “MVP says coach Boyet as the best choice,” the source said.

Fernandez takes the place of Jarin who has departed for National University. The latter leaves behind a championship along with a fully-loaded lineup with Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon, and AC Soberano still leading the way.

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