On Wednesday, San Beda officially released Red Lions head coach Jamike Jarin, clearing the way for his move to National University where he will replace Eric Altamirano.
In an official statement released by team manager Jude Roque, San Beda wished Jarin the best in his new challenge as Bulldogs coach - just a month after leading the Red Lions to the NCAA championship.
“On behalf of Fr. Aloysius Maranan, OSB, the Rector-President, and San Beda College, I wish Coach Jamike Jarin the best in his career as he takes on the new challenge as head coach of the National University Bulldogs in the UAAP,” said the statement.
“We will always be grateful for the fruitful two years that he nurtured the Red Lions, and for the many championships he helped win for the school, especially the 2016 NCAA title, and the 2015 Fil-Oil Cup and PCCL crowns.
"Coach Jamike will always be part of the Bedan family,” added Roque.
Roque bared that he now leaves it up to the school officials to decide on the new head coach, but hinted that it might be announced within the next few days.
A source from inside the Red Lions bared that 2014 champion coach Boyet Fernandez will likely replace Jarin, who, the source added, badly wants a UAAP championship to add to his NCAA title.
The source also shot down speculations that a fat contract lured Jarin, a San Beda alumnus, to the Bulldogs camp.
“Yun ang nakita naming rason why Jamike left San Beda. Kasi kung pera ang pag-uusapan, hindi issue 'yun kasi may kaya ang pamilya nya,” said the San Beda official who requested anonymity.