Jerry Codiñera

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Jerry Codiñera
Arellano Chiefs
Position Head coach
League NCAA
Personal information
Born (1966-11-14) November 14, 1966 (age 50)
Nationality Filipino
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College University of the East
PBA draft 1988
Selected by the Purefoods TJ Hotdogs
Playing career 1988–2005
Coaching career 2006–present
Career history
As player:
1988–1999 Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants
1999–2002 Mobiline Phone Pals
2002–2005 FedEx Express
As coach:
2006 Teletech Titans (PBL)
2011–2012 UE Red Warriors (UAAP)
2013–present Arellano Chiefs (NCAA)
Career highlights and awards
  • PBA All-Defensive Team (1989, 1991–1998)
  • PBA Mythical First Team (1993–1994, 1998)
  • PBA Mythical Second Team (1988-89, 1991-92, 1997)
  • PBA Sportsmanship Award (1994, 1996)
  • PBA All-Filipino Cup Best Player of the Conference (1994)
  • PBA Defensive Player of the Year (1994)
  • PBA Governor's Cup Best Player of the Conference (1998)
  • PBA 25 Greatest Players of All Time (2000)
  • PBL 20 Greatest Players of All-Time (2003)
  • PBA All-Star (1989–1999, 2004)
  • No. 44 retired by Purefoods

Jerry Herman Codiñera (born November 14, 1966) is a Filipino coach and retired professional basketball player of the Philippine Basketball Association. He is nicknamed the "Defense Minister" for his prowess at the defensive end. Currently, he serves as the head coach of Arellano Chiefs in the NCAA.

Basketball career[edit]

Collegiate career[edit]

Codiñera played college basketball at the University of the East. With Allan Caidic, they led the UE Red Warriors to back to back championship in 1984-1985, the last championship of the Red Warriors in UAAP. Prior to joining the PBA in 1988, he played amateur basketball in the Philippine Amateur Basketball League (PABL, now the Philippine Basketball League).

Professional career[edit]

For 12 seasons suiting up for Purefoods, Codiñera was one half of the most dominant duo to ever terrorize the All-Filipino hardcourts. But a trade split up his partnership with Alvin Patrimonio and saw him wear a New Jersey uniform for the first time since joining the PBA in 1988. On July 8, 1999, in the middle of the 1999 PBA Commissioner's Cup, he was traded to Mobiline for Andy Seigle.[1]

A perennial member of the All-Defensive Team, he was given the moniker "Defense Minister" for his tireless manning of the post. In fact, the 6-5 Codiñera was also a terror on the offensive end who was blessed with an unerring 18-foot jumpshot not normally found in big men. He came close to winning an MVP award in 1993 but lost to Patrimonio in the tightest race for the prestigious trophy in league history.

He is also a member of the 25 Best Players of all Time of PBA and Philippine men's national basketball team of the 1994 Asian Games.

His #44 jersey was retired along with Rey Evangelista's #7 by the Purefoods franchise on November 9, 2014 before their game against Ginebra at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

He made his head coaching debut with the Teletech Titans in the Philippine Basketball League in 2006.[3] He also served as one the assistant coaches of the UP Fighting Maroons.

In January 2011, he was named head coach of the University of the East Red Warriors.[4] He was relieved of his coaching duties midway through the 2012 UAAP season after amassing a 1-6 win-loss record in the first round.[5] He was later reassigned as UE Sports Consultant.[6]

On December 13, 2013, he took over the coaching duties for the Arellano Chiefs, replacing Koy Banal. In his first season with the Chiefs during the 2014 NCAA season, he helped the squad earn a remarkable 13-5 win-loss record as second place after the eliminations and secure a twice-to-beat advantage and ticket to the Finals against San Beda Red Lions.[7]

Coaching record[edit]

Collegiate record[edit]
Season Team Eliminations Playoffs
W L PCT Finish PG W L PCT Results
2011 UE 3 11 .214 7th 0 0 0 .000 Did not qualify to the playoffs
2012 UE 1 6 .143 T-6th 0 0 0 .000 Appointed as UE Sports Consultant
2014 AU 13 5 .722 2nd 4 1 3 .250 Won over JRU in the Semi-finals, Lost to San Beda in the Finals
2015 AU 12 6 .667 5th 1 0 1 .000 Lost to Mapúa in the 3rd-4th seed Classification round
2016 AU 14 4 .778 2nd 4 1 3 .250 Won over Mapúa in the Semifinals Lost to San Beda in the Finals
Totals 43 32 .508 9 2 7 .222 0 championship

As a television analyst[edit]

Codiñera served as a studio game analyst for UNTV Cup which is the first charity game dedicated for public servants and celebrities in the Philippines an original concept by Mr. Public Service Daniel Razon. He appears on the UNTV Cup Season 2 coverage during pre-game and halftime shows, in addition to special UNTV Cup events.

Non-basketball career[edit]

Outside basketball, he has also dabbled into movies and television during the early '90s. His first movie, Last Two Minutes (1990) was a top-grosser at the box-office. The movie co-starred him with teammate Alvin Patrimonio and Bong Alvarez. The movie also spawned a sitcom of the same title aired over PTV 4 where they co-starred with PBA legend Yoyong Martirez. The basketball trio reunited on-screen in 1993 to do Tasya Fantasya opposite Kris Aquino.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ramos, Lily. "Seigle goes to Purefoods in exchange for Codinera". Google Groups. (c) 1999 Philippines News Agency. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Beltran, Nelson (November 11, 2014). "Mixers to retire Codiñera jersey". Philippine Star. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  3. ^ Perez, Jon. "Jerry Codiñera inherits Lee-less UE Red Warriors". GMA News TV. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  4. ^ UE welcomes Jerry as new coach, Malaya Business Insight
  5. ^ Joble, Rey (August 23, 2012). "Jerry Codiñera out as coach of UE". InterAKTV. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ "UE statement re: new role of Jerry Codinera". August 23, 2012. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ Sacamos, Karlo (October 16, 2014). "After forgettable stint as UE coach, Jerry Codiñera finds redemption with surprising Chiefs". Retrieved 16 October 2014. 

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Preceded by
PBA Best Player of the Conference Award - All-Filipino Cup
Succeeded by
Vergel Meneses
Preceded by
Alvin Patrimonio
PBA Best Player of the Conference Award - Governor's Cup
Succeeded by
Danny Seigle
Preceded by
Lawrence Chongson
UE Red Warriors men's basketball head coach
2011-2012 (midseason)
Succeeded by
Boysie Zamar
Preceded by
Koy Banal
Arellano Chiefs men's basketball head coach
Succeeded by