|Born||November 14, 1966|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|College||University of the East|
|Selected by the Purefoods TJ Hotdogs|
|1988–1999||Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants|
|1999–2002||Mobiline Phone Pals|
|2006||Teletech Titans (PBL)|
|2011–2012||UE Red Warriors (UAAP)|
|2013–present||Arellano Chiefs (NCAA)|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
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).
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.
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.
In January 2011, he was named head coach of the University of the East Red Warriors. 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. He was later reassigned as UE Sports Consultant.
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.
|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|
As a television analyst
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.
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.
- Philippine Basketball Association
- Purefoods Tender Juicy Giants
- UE Red Warriors
- Philippines men's national basketball team
- Air21 Express
- Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters
- Basketball in the Philippines
- UNTV Cup
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- Perez, Jon. "Jerry Codiñera inherits Lee-less UE Red Warriors". www.gmanetwork.com. GMA News TV. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
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|PBA Best Player of the Conference Award - All-Filipino Cup
|PBA Best Player of the Conference Award - Governor's Cup
|UE Red Warriors men's basketball head coach
|Arellano Chiefs men's basketball head coach