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Codinera out as Red Warriors Head Coach

Thursday, 23 August 2012 12 Comments

UAAP Season 74: UST Growling Tigers vs. UE Red Warriors, July 17, 2011After a season and a 1st round,  UE has decided to hand over Jerry Codinera a consulting job.

In a phone interview with Inboundpass,  Codinera’s message was simple and direct, “I’m now a sports consultant of UE” and didn’t elaborate on his sudden career change.

His first Head Coaching job was with the Teletech Titans in the PBL and has also served as assistant coach with the UP Fighting Maroons.  In Season 74, his Red Warriors finished with a 3-11 win-loss record.  In the 1st round Season 75, his team is holding at 6th place with a 1-6 record.

Selected by Purefoods in1988 to play alongside Jojo Lastimosa, Glenn Capacio, Ramon Fernandez and Alvin “Cap” Patrimonio, as a player, Coach Codinera is a winner.  He’s among the PBA’s 25 greatest players and has won UAAP titles in Season 47 and 48.

Boysie Zamar, who has coached the Red Warriors during the Paul Artadi and James Yap era, in Seasons 64,65, and 66  will take over as Head Coach.

With Josef Ramos

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  • Three Stripes and a Swoosh says:

    Wow, first Topex, now Jerry. And the 2nd halves of each league haven’t even started yet.

  • mighty_bangaw says:

    good move, UE.

  • Spark says:

    Taking Codinera out and placing Boysie Zamar back as head coach for UE creates more questions than answers, actually? Was it right that Codinera was sacked midway through the season? How will the players adjust to the system that Zamar has in mind? Can Zamar pull off the same good run he had with a team that does not have the likes of Yap and Artadi? Should the management have waited until the end of the season before giving Codinera his “consulting” job? Will Codinera REALLY be consulting UE in their sports program, or is just a decent way of keeping him in the loop before they officially transition him out of the entire program?

    Somehow, Codinera went through the same ordeal that his head coach in UP Aboy Castro went through two seasons ago. And that resulted also to a 0-14 record for the Maroons. Replacing Castro back then was a PBA-tested champion coach, Boyet Fernandez. This time, replacing Codinera is also a tested coach in Zamar. While analogies don’t necessarily apply in this situation, it would help for UE to pick a few lessons from that situation.

    From a foe on the other end of the court, I wish coach Jerry good times.

  • phil says:

    too bad for “the defense minister”. anyway UE have to recruit great players. it doesnt matter who the coach is.

  • DILAW PUTI says:

    That 15 pt. loss to UP must have triggered this sudden decision. Enough is enough!

  • They blamed it on him… shame!

  • ephemeral says:

    Hmm. Maybe the UE Mgmt. wants to bring back their fame under the helm of Boyzie Zamar. I agree with your post, Spark. They should at least waited for the season to end before replacing Sir Codinera as a sign of respect to him. With the imports coming next seasons, let’s see if the Red Warriors can bring back the 14-0 score card in the league and now can be a threat for the final four. Good luck to all fellow universities. Thanks Coach Jerry for the good times in UE.

  • Navigator says:

    First, the Ken Acibar incident last year. Then, the sudden demotion to Team B of JM Noble and Lord Casajeros just before this year’s UAAP.

    This was bound to happen sooner or later.

  • RedBraveHeart says:

    Yes UE suffered that much..Good move..Good luck coach Jerry..

  • Nike Portes says:

    Si Zamar yung coach ng pinakamalakas na team sa UAAP nung time nina James Yap. Pero di man lang sila nagchampion dahil dinurog ang puso at kumpiyansa nila dahil sa 3 point ni Jec Chia ng ATENEO.

  • jaypee says:

    Nothing to take away from Coach jerry, Perhaps he really needs more time to put things in places and meet all the expectations, But nevertheless, this is a competition. Thank you very much Coach Jerry and welcome back Coach Boysie !!

  • hobs says:

    @Nike Portes, you just can’t blame the coach for Chia’s moment.

    @Spark, very well said. I can’t see the team adjusting to a new system in the middle of the season. Nevertheless, I hope the analogies for UP wouldn’t apply to UE.

    Now about Jerry being a consultant, I doubt that’s really what it is. I’d rather see him as a big man coach for the team. I really like the idea of him honing the team’s future post players, and as of the moment, that’s none other than Javier.

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