All coaches are certified by USA Boxing

Bob Russo, President and Head Coach


  • Completed the Elite Level coaches clinic at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO - Certified Level 3


  • Selected 14 times as coach for Team New England
  • Selected twice as coach of Regional Team #1, for national championships in Lake Placid, NY - includes New England, New York and New Jersey
  • Selected as coach for USA Boxing Team (USA vs England), London, England
  • Selected as Coach of the Year 5 times for Northern New England Golden Gloves - includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and upstate New York
  • Selected as Coach of the Year for 2008 USA Boxing New England
  • Selected as national Coach of the Year for 2020 USA Boxing
  • Inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame
  • Inducted into the Golden Gloves of America Hall of Fame

National coaching experience

  • National PAL championships in Dallas
  • 8 USA Boxing championships in Colorado Springs and Cansas City
  • 2 Eastern Olympic trials in Scranton and Cocoa Beach
  • Olympic trials in Oakland, CA
  • Olympic Box-Off in Augusta, GA
  • 27 National Golden Gloves championships
  • 2 Ringside world championships in Kansas City
  • Leadership: 
  • Executive Director of New England Golden Gloves
  • National President of Golden Gloves of America
  • Promotions and tournaments:
  • Promoted over 100 boxing shows
  • Created and directed 15 Northeastern regional boxing championships
  • Tournament director for 5 USA Boxing New England championships
  • Tournament director 11 New England Golden Gloves championships

Assistant coaches and administration

Skip Neales 
Marty Higgins
Steve Rosacha
Don Drake
Ivan Papkee
Jean Russo
Durward Ferland
Jeff Quirk
Mike Russo
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