IT’S A NU DAY: Bulldogs’ reins to be handed to NCAA champion coach Jarin

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Dec 13, 2016 01:31 PM
Bulldogs’ reins to be handed to NCAA champion coach Jarin
AND THE NEW. Jamike Jarin will now be the guy to try and replace Eric Altamirano.

National University’s coaching search did not take long.

The Bulldogs have their guy, according to sources, and it is none other than NCAA champion coach Jamike Jarin.

Sources furthered that it is only a matter of time before the official announcement as Jarin has already bid farewell to San Beda College.

This, two weeks after Eric Altamirano tendered in his resignation as head coach. This, less than a week after his replacement was narrowed down to Jarin and Jeff Napa.

The 46-year-old steered the Red Lions back to the championship in the most recent NCAA season. Before his two-year stint in Mendiola, he also led Ateneo de Manila High School to multiple titles.

Jarin will be tasked to improve on NU’s 5-9 showing in the most recent UAAP season. He will be replacing a beloved coach in Altamirano who compiled a 50-43 win-loss record during his time in Sampaloc and oversaw the rise of a cellar-dweller into a contender.

With the transfer in the offing, San Beda has also already begun its own coaching search. Former mentor Boyet Fernandez is the frontrunner for that post.


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