Jamike Jarin took over as the new head coach of the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters on Thursday.
Jarin left his job as assistant coach of the University of East Red Warriors in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines to tackle his new role with Fuel Masters in the PBA.
He replaced Topex Robinson.
“(This is a) New challenge for me and there is pressure, but I’m blessed because it’s another opportunity given to me by the sport that we all love,” said Jarin in a statement.
He organized his first official practice as interim head coach of the Fuel Masters on Thursday at The Upper Deck in Pasig City.
Jarin’s credentials for steering the Ateneo Blue Eaglets to multiple titles in the UAAP junior division and the San Beda Red Lions to one crown in the National Collegiate Athletic Association have sparked the interest of team management.
The Fuel Masters recently finished the 2022-2023 PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 10-15 slate.
The 48-year-old Robinson was with the Fuel Masters for the last five years and handled the squad as head coach in his last two years.
Robinson is reportedly being considered as one of the candidates to become the next coach of the La Salle Green Archers.