July 30, 1971 |
Bacolod City, Philippines
|College||Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod|
|PBA draft||1993 Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall|
|Selected by the Swift Mighty Meaties|
|1993–1997||Sta. Lucia Realtors|
|1997–1999||Pop Cola Panthers|
|1999–2003||Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdogs|
|2004||Sta. Lucia Realtors|
|2007–2010||Sta. Lucia Realtors|
|2010||UP Fighting Maroons (UAAP)|
|2011–2014||NLEX Road Warriors (PBA D-League)|
|2013–2014||San Beda Red Lions (NCAA)|
|2014–2016||NLEX Road Warriors (PBA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Fernandez first broke into public consciousness as a member of the highly touted 1991 Southeast Asian Games gold medal-winning team, where he was back-up to Johnny Abarrientos. Prior to that, he was part of the National Team that finished seventh in the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC), forerunner of FIBA-Asia. He played college ball for Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod.
He is known for his years as a player with the Sta. Lucia Realtors, Alaska Milkmen, Pop Cola 800s, and the Purefoods TJ Hotdogs. He was once considered by national coach Ron Jacobs as the best back up point guard in the PBA. He was also named into the 2002 Philippine National Training Pool and was listed as a reserve player.
Fernandez's first coaching stint was as an assistant to Alfrancis Chua with the Sta. Lucia Realtors, a position he took on shortly after his retirement in 2004. He succeeded Chua as head coach prior to the 2007 PBA Fiesta Conference. The following year, he guided the franchise to its first-ever and only PBA All-Filipino title, winning the 2007-08 PBA Philippine Cup. For this, he was named PBA Coach of the Year.
He was the last head coach of the Realtors before the team disbanded in 2010.
After NLEX purchased the Air21 franchise in the PBA in 2014, he was tapped as the head tactician for the Road Warriors starting the 2014-15 PBA season.
|2006-07||Fiesta||SLR||5||13||.278||9th||1||0||1||.000||Lost in the 1st wildcard round|
|2007-08||Philippine Cup||SLR||12||6||.667||2nd||14||8||6||.571||Won Philippine Cup|
|Fiesta||SLR||7||11||.389||9th||4||2||2||.500||Lost in the quarterfinals|
|2008-09||Philippine Cup||SLR||10||8||.556||5th||9||5||4||.000||Won third place|
|Fiesta||SLR||7||7||.500||5th||4||2||2||.500||Lost in the quarterfinals|
|2009-10||Philippine Cup||SLR||10||8||.556||6th||1||0||1||.000||Lost in the 1st wildcard round|
|Fiesta||SLR||5||13||.278||8th||1||0||1||.000||Lost in the 1st wildcard round|
|2014-15||Philippine Cup||NLEX||4||7||.364||10th||1||0||1||.000||Lost in the quarterfinals|
|2010||UP||0||12||.000||8th||Did not qualify|
|2013||SBC||15||3||.833||1st||4||3||1||0.750||Defeated UPHSD in the semifinals,Defeated Letran in the finals|
|2014||SBC||13||5||.722||1st||4||4||0||1.000||Defeated UPHSD in the semifinals,Defeated Arellano in the finals|
|Totals||28||20||.583||8||7||1||.875||2 NCAA titles|
- Fernandez earns respect as coach. Archived September 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
|Sta. Lucia Realtors head coach
|PBA Coach of the Year
|UP Fighting Maroons men's basketball head coach
2010 took over mid-season
|San Beda Red Lions men's basketball head coach
|NLEX Road Warriors (PBA D-League) head coach
|NLEX Road Warriors head coach
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