SAN Beda has confirmed that Red Lions head coach Jamike Jarin has bid goodbye to his players and staff amid speculations of a move to National University.
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 on the status of Jarin.
Lacson, however, said he was informed that Jarin already told his team staff and players that he is leaving the school.
"I just learned today that 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 has left San Beda and is set to mirror the move of Aldin Ayo who left Letran to coach in a UAAP school (La Salle) after winning a championship.
Although Jarin didn't mention where he is going to coach next, the former Batang Gilas coach has been mentioned as a top candidate for the NU Bulldogs coaching job vacated by Eric Altamirano.
Jarin, a former coach of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, is also an assistant coach at PBA ballclub Meralco - a post he will likely relinquish once he takes on the Bulldogs job.
This early, former San Beda coach Boyet Fernandez is being mentioned as a top candidate to replace Jarin at the Red Lions camp.
Fernandez steered the Mendiola-based squad to the 2014 NCAA title before he left to coach NLEX in the PBA for two seasons.
He was replaced by Yeng Guiao prior to the season, making him available to retake the San Beda job.
Former Leran coach Louie Alas, now an assistant coach at Alaska, is also being mentioned as a candidate.