Coach Ninoy Marayag

Coach Ninoy Marayag

Edited by Enzo Williams. Ninoy Marayag and Doctor Vic Salas


Life was no easy feat for this humble gardener turned national athlete and now coach and CEO. Benigno ‘Ninoy’ B. Marayag used to run five kilometers to-and-from school. And hide from the rest of the school kids to catch his breath.


Early Days

Coach Ninoy did not start as a jumper. He first tried his luck in athletics as a long-distance runner and 400-meter hurdle in high school until he made it to the 2002 Palarong Pambansa in Naga City. UP Athletics Head Coach Pedro Subido spotted him with his participation in such an athletic event.

It was the first time that this Tuguegarao-born dreamer had his eyes on what Manila could offer to his future. Since the 2003 Palarong Pambansa was canceled due to Lanao del Norte’s unfortunate circumstances, Ninoy reached out to Coach Subido but was advised to postpone his collegiate life until a vacancy in the Athletics team opened.

From a distance Running to Hurdling to Jumping and becoming a Tiger

Ninoy is thankful to his teammate and friend Dario Santos, a bronze medalist in the 2002 Palarong Pambansa, for introducing him to jumping events. This coach considers himself a late bloomer as his career as a jumper barely began at the end of his senior year in high school and just months before he started college.

While offers from various UAAP schools came to Ninoy, he chose to be part of the University of Santo Tomas Track and Field team when he saw a tarpaulin outside the University while bannering its championship win. To his mind, belonging to the UAAP will present him with more opportunities and a much higher level of competition, which was more than at par with the Palaro.

He was then granted an interview with Track and Field coach Francis Oliveros. In the interview, he took a risk telling Oliveros he was a jumper and not a hurdler. He advised Oliveros that he jumped 13.93m at the Regional CAVRAA meet when in reality, his jump was only 12.93m. Nonetheless, this tactic worked as he persevered, and in a short time, exceeded his imaginary 13.93m as within a month, he leaped 14.21m.


“I already told Coach that I was a meter than I already was because I didn’t want to embarrass myself by not jumping what I had claimed totally. I went back to the province and trained thrice a day. Plyometrics, jumping stairs, and hurdle hops were my training back home in the province while I waited for UST answer.”


Besides this, he also watched many YouTube videos of world-class athletes, including that of Jonathan Edwards, a world record holder from England.


UST answered prayer as he hit two birds with one stone — finishing school while also being an athlete. As he focused and improved on being a triple jumper, he balanced it. He enrolled in the program Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Health.


UAAP Rookie of the Year and First International Exposure

The following year, he won in the UAAP with his 14.57m leaps in the Triple Jump, and then National Jumps Coach, Joseph Sy, recommended him to the National Team. He declined the offer as he wanted to focus on his studies. For his efforts, Ninoy was the recipient of the prestigious UAAP Rookie of the Year Award in 2004.


That year, Ninoy went to the ASEAN School Games in Thammasat, Thailand, with UST Coach Edna Punelas and finished with bronze in the Boy’s Triple Jump.


National Training Pool

In 2005, Ninoy was offered another chance to join the National Training Pool by veteran coach Noel George ‘Jojo’ Posadas. Again, Ninoy advised Coach Jojo that his concern was his studies. Jojo convinced Ninoy that he can still focus on his studies and be on the team. Ninoy signed the contract in May of that year and joined the training pool. Marayag continued his winning form leaping 14.90m to win the Junior Division at the Philippines National Open.

That same year, the SEA Games was hosted by the Philippines and was held in Manila. We selected a maximum of two athletes for the SEA Games in each event. Joebert Delicano, the Philippine record holder and national champion who had taken silver at the last SEA Games, was automatically given one spot. So, the coaches now decided between Marayag and Esmeraldo Pachecho, the NCAA Record holder. The coaches chose Pachecho.

As lucky as he is, Marayag won his first national title in the 2006 National Games in Nueva Ecija, beating both Delicano and Pachecho with a 15.31m jump.


National Record in Triple Jump and Injury

The following year, 2007, he leaped to a new national record of 15.96m at the National Team Trials in Baguio City. This record broke Joebert Delicano’s 15.92m mark.

He also joined his first-ever SEA Games in 2007 but was unsuccessful with all his jumps registering as fouls.

Unfortunately, Ninoy had a Peroneal Tendinitis injury at the Sri Lankan National Open. He was then advised that he needed to rest for about three years. This, surely, came as a shock to the thriving athlete. His attending physician, Dr. Molo, then said that he was at high risk of tearing his Achilles tendon if he didn’t rest and would need surgery if that happened. Ninoy took that as a sign he needed to focus on his studies.

Only then did he realize that an athletic career could be over in a blink of an eye from an injury, so he needed something to fall back on. He followed his doctor’s advice wisely. With his condition, he also skipped the next SEA Games in 2009.


Coach Ninoy

After finishing his studies, he focused on being an assistant coach. Ninoy considered that he was somewhat semi-retired from the sport during that time. He had his first coaching stint at the age of 23 with the University of the Philippines under Coach Jun Reyes’s supervision.

Among athletes he worked with included UAAP High Jump Champion Charie Catahan, Future S&C Guru Jay ‘Futz’ Futalan, Michael Bayani, the Palaro bronze medalist in the 100m, and UAAP sprinter Rufa Bargola.

Concurrently, he also worked as a private PE Fitness Coach at Colegio de San Agustin (High School) from 2009-2011. After leaving both San Agustin and UP, Ninoy happily accepted an assistant coach role at his alma mater, UST, alongside his former coach, Francis Oliveros.

He had slowly been coming back as an athlete with training after his hiatus that he decided he would focus on the Long Jump rather than Triple Jump as it would have less impact on his Achilles issues. He trained high school athletes, mainly beginners, including UAAP High School Shotput Champion Gary Santiago.


SEA Games Bronze Medalist Long Jump

The following year marked his first competition out of semi-retirement after a couple of years. He joined the 2011 Philippines National Games in Bacolod. He took a very tight silver behind newcomer Nino Espinosa with them tying at 7.21m. Espinosa enthralled the win-on countback.


The top two jumpers in the country, Henry Dagmil, and Joebert Delicano did not join but could only manage 7.13m at the Asian Grand Prix shortly after the National Open.  Nino Espinosa leaped 7.43m in Vietnam and Marayag 7.42m in Singapore. On the next outing. Nino Espinosa failed to impress with a 7.26m leap, and at the Malaysia Grand Prix, Marayag won in 7.49m beating a Kazakh and a Malaysian athlete. 

For the 2011 SEA Games, the coaches selected Dagmil, the 2005 and 2007 SEA Game Champion, and Marayag was selected over Delicano and Espinosa for the second spot. Shortly after that, Espinosa retired from the sport.

Ninoy took home a bronze medal at the 2011 SEA Games behind Supanara of Thailand and Dagmil.


Final Years as an Athlete

Marayag, in the 2013 SEA Games, took 4th place in the Mens Long Jump. 

While he failed to qualify for the 2015 SEA Games, he instead attended the Asian Championships.


Spectrum Fit PH and his advocacy

In 2013, he started a new Spectrum Athletics project, the Philippines’ first-ever program for people with special needs of all ages. Ninoy trained as an ABA Specialist under the mentorship of Dennis De Guzman. Spectrum Athletics later became Spectrum Fit PH.

Ninoy found the challenge of coaching special needs athletes. Taught him patience and made it a lot easier to coach non-special needs athletes. He said it was different as you need to focus more on cognitive learning, motor skills, and functional movements. He said that the purpose of helping special needs people with a variety of disabilities such as Down syndrome, ADD, ODD, ADHD, etc., was for them to become more functional in their day-to-day activities.


Ninoy Currently

He was the jumps coach at Ateneo De Manila University, where he works with sprinters on strength and conditioning. Among his star athletes is Sheila Talja, a very promising Triple Jumper.

Ninoy is now the Head Coach of Hoka, a US shoe brand that has just been set up in the Philippines. He is now coaching live over Facebook and training athletes privately.



Ninoy would like to thank Coach Ronald Ramos of Tuguegarao. He’s like Ninoy’s second father. Even though Ninoy is already in Manila, he still gives him wisdom, advice, and motivation to excel in his athletic career and academics.


“Coach Francis. He’s not just a friend but a mentor and coach like a brother.”

Francis Oliveros
Coach Francis Oliveros

Also, Ninoy would like to thank coaches Manny Calipes and Ming Lao! Whether you know it or not, you’ve become a powerful role model to us and have made a difference in the lives of many of us. I hope you know how much I appreciate you both.

Above all, Ninoy would like to thank, first and foremost, his longtime coach and friend on the National Team, Sean Guevarra, who coached Ninoy for seven years – all of his time spent on the Team.

Ninoy’s favorite athletes to compete against are the two men who finished behind him at the 2011 SEA Games Long Jump. Supanara of Thailand, who he always felt comfortable and at ease with. Ninoy considers him a good friend alongside  Henry Dagmil, whom Ninoy admires, his competitive spirit.


TIGER-BOAR Bites back with a 7.57m Long Jump!

From 2015

A delighted Marayag is in the best shape he has been in for a long time.

Former National Athlete Benigno Marayag dished out the second-best Long Jump of his athletic career. The 28-year-old had an emotional roller coaster of a week. Finished the week on a high note with a performance of 7.57m +0.0 enough to surpass the bronze medal of the 2013 SEA Games, which is 7.53m. With Dagmil at 7.56m and Marayag at 7.57m, the benchmark becomes 7.57m+ for any other hopefuls for the SEA Games.

Marayag, known as ‘The Tiger-Boar’ as an Ex-UST student. Is the 2011 SEA Games Bronze Medalist where he registered his career-best of 7.61m. He hit the mark at the Singapore Allcomers today, where he leapt 7.49, 7.52, and 7.57m.

Marayag and EJ are part of a list of 11 non-medalists. From the 2013 SEA Games who have hit bronze or above from the 2013 SEA Games. In addition to the 14 medalists that won medals. Last SEA Games Athletics sent 24 athletes to the SEA Games, but not all hit bronze or above in 2013.



xosotin chelseathông tin chuyển nhượngcâu lạc bộ bóng đá arsenalbóng đá atalantabundesligacầu thủ haalandUEFAevertonxosokeonhacaiketquabongdalichthidau7m.newskqbdtysokeobongdabongdalufutebol ao vivofutemaxmulticanaisonbethttps://bsport.fithttps://onbet88.ooohttps://i9bet.bizhttps://hi88.ooohttps://okvip.athttps://f8bet.athttps://fb88.cashhttps://vn88.cashhttps://shbet.atbóng đá world cupbóng đá inter milantin juventusbenzemala ligaclb leicester cityMUman citymessi lionelsalahnapolineymarpsgronaldoserie atottenhamvalenciaAS ROMALeverkusenac milanmbappenapolinewcastleaston villaliverpoolfa cupreal madridpremier leagueAjaxbao bong da247EPLbarcelonabournemouthaff cupasean footballbên lề sân cỏbáo bóng đá mớibóng đá cúp thế giớitin bóng đá ViệtUEFAbáo bóng đá việt namHuyền thoại bóng đágiải ngoại hạng anhSeagametap chi bong da the gioitin bong da lutrận đấu hôm nayviệt nam bóng đátin nong bong daBóng đá nữthể thao 7m24h bóng đábóng đá hôm naythe thao ngoai hang anhtin nhanh bóng đáphòng thay đồ bóng đábóng đá phủikèo nhà cái onbetbóng đá lu 2thông tin phòng thay đồthe thao vuaapp đánh lô đềdudoanxosoxổ số giải đặc biệthôm nay xổ sốkèo đẹp hôm nayketquaxosokq xskqxsmnsoi cầu ba miềnsoi cau thong kesxkt hôm naythế giới xổ sốxổ số 24hxo.soxoso3mienxo so ba mienxoso dac bietxosodientoanxổ số dự đoánvé số chiều xổxoso ket quaxosokienthietxoso kq hôm nayxoso ktxổ số megaxổ số mới nhất hôm nayxoso truc tiepxoso ViệtSX3MIENxs dự đoánxs mien bac hom nayxs miên namxsmientrungxsmn thu 7con số may mắn hôm nayKQXS 3 miền Bắc Trung Nam Nhanhdự đoán xổ số 3 miềndò vé sốdu doan xo so hom nayket qua xo xoket qua xo so.vntrúng thưởng xo sokq xoso trực tiếpket qua xskqxs 247số miền nams0x0 mienbacxosobamien hôm naysố đẹp hôm naysố đẹp trực tuyếnnuôi số đẹpxo so hom quaxoso ketquaxstruc tiep hom nayxổ số kiến thiết trực tiếpxổ số kq hôm nayso xo kq trực tuyenkết quả xổ số miền bắc trực tiếpxo so miền namxổ số miền nam trực tiếptrực tiếp xổ số hôm nayket wa xsKQ XOSOxoso onlinexo so truc tiep hom nayxsttso mien bac trong ngàyKQXS3Msố so mien bacdu doan xo so onlinedu doan cau loxổ số kenokqxs vnKQXOSOKQXS hôm naytrực tiếp kết quả xổ số ba miềncap lo dep nhat hom naysoi cầu chuẩn hôm nayso ket qua xo soXem kết quả xổ số nhanh nhấtSX3MIENXSMB chủ nhậtKQXSMNkết quả mở giải trực tuyếnGiờ vàng chốt số OnlineĐánh Đề Con Gìdò số miền namdò vé số hôm nayso mo so debach thủ lô đẹp nhất hôm naycầu đề hôm naykết quả xổ số kiến thiết toàn quốccau dep 88xsmb rong bach kimket qua xs 2023dự đoán xổ số hàng ngàyBạch thủ đề miền BắcSoi Cầu MB thần tàisoi cau vip 247soi cầu tốtsoi cầu miễn phísoi cau mb vipxsmb hom nayxs vietlottxsmn hôm naycầu lô đẹpthống kê lô kép xổ số miền Bắcquay thử xsmnxổ số thần tàiQuay thử XSMTxổ số chiều nayxo so mien nam hom nayweb đánh lô đề trực tuyến uy tínKQXS hôm nayxsmb ngày hôm nayXSMT chủ nhậtxổ số Power 6/55KQXS A trúng roycao thủ chốt sốbảng xổ số đặc biệtsoi cầu 247 vipsoi cầu wap 666Soi cầu miễn phí 888 VIPSoi Cau Chuan MBđộc thủ desố miền bắcthần tài cho sốKết quả xổ số thần tàiXem trực tiếp xổ sốXIN SỐ THẦN TÀI THỔ ĐỊACầu lô số đẹplô đẹp vip 24hsoi cầu miễn phí 888xổ số kiến thiết chiều nayXSMN thứ 7 hàng tuầnKết quả Xổ số Hồ Chí Minhnhà cái xổ số Việt NamXổ Số Đại PhátXổ số mới nhất Hôm Nayso xo mb hom nayxxmb88quay thu mbXo so Minh ChinhXS Minh Ngọc trực tiếp hôm nayXSMN 88XSTDxs than taixổ số UY TIN NHẤTxs vietlott 88SOI CẦU SIÊU CHUẨNSoiCauVietlô đẹp hôm nay vipket qua so xo hom naykqxsmb 30 ngàydự đoán xổ số 3 miềnSoi cầu 3 càng chuẩn xácbạch thủ lônuoi lo chuanbắt lô chuẩn theo ngàykq xo-solô 3 càngnuôi lô đề siêu vipcầu Lô Xiên XSMBđề về bao nhiêuSoi cầu x3xổ số kiến thiết ngày hôm nayquay thử xsmttruc tiep kết quả sxmntrực tiếp miền bắckết quả xổ số chấm vnbảng xs đặc biệt năm 2023soi cau xsmbxổ số hà nội hôm naysxmtxsmt hôm nayxs truc tiep mbketqua xo so onlinekqxs onlinexo số hôm nayXS3MTin xs hôm nayxsmn thu2XSMN hom nayxổ số miền bắc trực tiếp hôm naySO XOxsmbsxmn hôm nay188betlink188 xo sosoi cầu vip 88lô tô việtsoi lô việtXS247xs ba miềnchốt lô đẹp nhất hôm naychốt số xsmbCHƠI LÔ TÔsoi cau mn hom naychốt lô chuẩndu doan sxmtdự đoán xổ số onlinerồng bạch kim chốt 3 càng miễn phí hôm naythống kê lô gan miền bắcdàn đề lôCầu Kèo Đặc Biệtchốt cầu may mắnkết quả xổ số miền bắc hômSoi cầu vàng 777thẻ bài onlinedu doan mn 888soi cầu miền nam vipsoi cầu mt vipdàn de hôm nay7 cao thủ chốt sốsoi cau mien phi 7777 cao thủ chốt số nức tiếng3 càng miền bắcrồng bạch kim 777dàn de bất bạion newsddxsmn188betw88w88789bettf88sin88suvipsunwintf88five8812betsv88vn88Top 10 nhà cái uy tínsky88iwinlucky88nhacaisin88oxbetm88vn88w88789betiwinf8betrio66rio66lucky88oxbetvn88188bet789betMay-88five88one88sin88bk88xbetoxbetMU88188BETSV88RIO66ONBET88188betM88M88SV88Jun-68Jun-88one88iwinv9betw388OXBETw388w388onbetonbetonbetonbet88onbet88onbet88onbet88onbetonbetonbetonbetqh88mu88Nhà cái uy tínpog79vp777vp777vipbetvipbetuk88uk88typhu88typhu88tk88tk88sm66sm66me88me888live8live8livesm66me88win798livesm66me88win79pog79pog79vp777vp777uk88uk88tk88tk88luck8luck8kingbet86kingbet86k188k188hr99hr99123b8xbetvnvipbetsv66zbettaisunwin-vntyphu88vn138vwinvwinvi68ee881xbetrio66zbetvn138i9betvipfi88clubcf68onbet88ee88typhu88onbetonbetkhuyenmai12bet-moblie12betmoblietaimienphi247vi68clupcf68clupvipbeti9betqh88onb123onbefsoi cầunổ hũbắn cáđá gàđá gàgame bàicasinosoi cầuxóc đĩagame bàigiải mã giấc mơbầu cuaslot gamecasinonổ hủdàn đềBắn cácasinodàn đềnổ hũtài xỉuslot gamecasinobắn cáđá gàgame bàithể thaogame bàisoi cầukqsssoi cầucờ tướngbắn cágame bàixóc đĩa开云体育开云体育开云体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育亚新体育亚新体育亚新体育爱游戏爱游戏爱游戏华体会华体会华体会IM体育IM体育沙巴体育沙巴体育PM体育PM体育AG尊龙AG尊龙AG尊龙AG百家乐AG百家乐AG百家乐AG真人AG真人<AG真人<皇冠体育皇冠体育PG电子PG电子万博体育万博体育KOK体育KOK体育欧宝体育江南体育江南体育江南体育半岛体育半岛体育半岛体育凯发娱乐凯发娱乐杏彩体育杏彩体育杏彩体育FB体育PM真人PM真人<米乐娱乐米乐娱乐天博体育天博体育开元棋牌开元棋牌j9九游会j9九游会开云体育AG百家乐AG百家乐AG真人AG真人爱游戏华体会华体会im体育kok体育开云体育开云体育开云体育乐鱼体育乐鱼体育欧宝体育ob体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育亚博体育开云体育开云体育棋牌棋牌沙巴体育买球平台新葡京娱乐开云体育mu88qh88