Jamike Jarin is set to return to the sidelines after experiencing a miserable season last term for the National University Bulldogs, as confirmed via a report from Rappler.
The grizzled mentor will join the new-look UE Red Warriors squad serving as an assistant coach behind Jack Santiago, who was appointed to the top position a few months ago.
The two coaches have always been on the opposite sides of the court, but their combined experience in the collegiate coaching ranks should help mightily in improving the Red Warriors’ program as they prepare for the upcoming Season 83.
Jack Santiago had been a long-time deputy assistant under Franz Pumaren after a short career playing in the PBA. They started their journey together coaching the Adamson University Soaring Falcons since 2016.
Jamike Jarin, on the other hand, was the head coach of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets and was part of the staff of Norman Black who led the Katipunan-based squad to five consecutive titles in the UAAP. Jarin also led San Beda to an NCAA Championship back in 2016.
Last season, the Red Warriors missed out in the Final Four yet again after finishing 4-10 led by one-and-done player Rey Suerte and foreign slotman Alex Diakhite.
The revamped UE squad will do all they can in order to make a big splash for next season, trying to make it to the Final Four for the first time in more than a decade.