WE RISE COACHES PROFILES



HEAD COACH – RUBEN LANOT
Coach Ruben is the founder of Hoop Dreams Basketball Clinic, a grassroots and young athlete developmental basketball-training group.  His passion for helping the youth realize their potential and paving avenues for them to get into school teams and advanced basketball camps has led him to become one of the coaches for Nike Rise 2015 during the nation-wide recruitment. His network among the grassroots across the country saw him attract many participants at the try-outs. His positive influence and guidance is evident with the Rise participants continuing to seek his guidance and him identifying tryout opportunities for them. He is also presently a coach at the Alaska Power Camp and the Mayfield Montessori School. Previously he was a coach of the Junior NBA Camp.  He has also coached basketball teams at the Benedictine International School (2010-2011) and Claret School (2011-2013) and remains a volunteer for the Gawad Kalinga Foundation by giving a helping hand as they build homes and communities all over the country. He is also the spearhead of Kusina ng Kalinga, a feeding program that aims to give proper nutrition to public school children – with the food coming from some of his own restaurant chains that he partly owns.

ASSISTANT COACH (INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED GROUP) – RYAN VILLENA
Coach Ryan is presently the Skills & Conditioning Assistant Coach of the Far Eastern University basketball team.  He has a Player Development Specialist certification from Impact Basketball (USA), and is a certified personal trainer.  From 2010-2015, he was the First Assistant Coach and Conditioning & Skills Coach of the Ateneo de Manila High School where he coached the team for the Guam Youth Games.

ASSISTANT COACH FOR DRIBBLING & DRILLS (INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED GROUP) – LOUIE BAUTISTA
Coach Louie is currently the Assistant Coach of the Good Shepherd Cathedral School High School Basketball Team and the juniors and aspirants teams of Claret School and the Head Coach of the UST College of Science Women’s Team and UST Faculty of Medicine.  He is currently taking graduate studies in the College of Human Kinetics in the University of the Philippines.

ASSISTANT COACH FOR SHOOTING (INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED GROUP) – JON DIOKNO
Coach Jon is currently a coach at Hoop Dreams Basketball Clinic.  In 2014, he was a coach for the junior NBA basketball camp.

ASSISTANT COACH FOR SKILLS AND CONDITIONING (INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED GROUP) – VIC DOMINGO
A former basketball, track & field and table tennis varsity athlete, Coach Vic is currently a Physical Education teacher at the Moderne Culinaire Academy.  He was also a Rookies Division Coach at the popular Coach E Basketball Clinic from 2010-2012.  In 2013, he was a coach for the San Beda Basketball Clinic and a PE teacher at the Good Shepherd Cathedral School (2013-2015).  Coach Vic graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the University of the Philippines Diliman.

ASSISTANT COACH (DEVELOPMENTAL GROUP) – ARVIN BRAGANZA
Coach Arvin is a former professional basketball player for Pharex B-Complex in the Philippine Basketball League (PBL).  His Basketball leadership began during his high school years when he was the co-captain for the San Beda Juniors Basketball Team (2002-2003), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).  This continued during his university days when he was the captain (2009) and co-captain (2008) of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons basketball team (UAAP).  Most recently, he was a basketball clinic coach at Claret School.

ASSISTANT COACH (DEVELOPMENTAL GROUP) – RAFAEL GALOS
Coach Rafael is presently a coach at the Alaska Basketball Power Camp and Slam Philippines.  From 2013-2014, he was a coach at the Level Up Basketball Camp. In 2014-2015, he was a coach at the Hoopdreams Basketball Camp. 

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