TEAM UNITED coaching staff
All United Boxing Club Coaches believe in a pay it forward system, and work on a volunteer basis and donate their skills and knowledge in boxing for the betterment of the members. Our coaches help create an amazing atmosphere at United where everyone works toward the same goals: (1) learning the sport of boxing; (2) getting in shape; and (3) having fun.
All UBC Coaches and Instructors are required to have:
Up to date Emergency First Aid, AED and CPR training
Up to date Vulnerable Persons and Child Abuse Registry checks
Membership in good standing with Boxing Canada and Boxing Manitoba
RYAN SAVAGE – PRESIDENT & HEAD COACH, United Boxing Club Inc.
Ryan Savage is one of the most decorated Olympic style boxers this province has ever produced. He is a 3 time National Boxing Champion and was a member of the Canadian National Boxing Team for 7 years, retiring in 2003. He has competed in over 160 bouts, including more than 40 international competitions in 12 countries around the world. Most notably, he represented Canada in the 2000 Olympics Game Qualifier, 2001 World Boxing Championships, 2001 Francophone Games and the 2002 Commonwealth Games. As a carded athlete, Ryan had 7 years of university, including a law degree, fully funded by the federal government.
Ryan is now a Level 3 NCCP certified coach, Vice President of Boxing Canada and has coached at all levels of the sport including the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia, and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Ryan is the Head Coach and President of United Boxing Club Inc.
BRANDT BUTT- HEAD COACH, Competitive Team Program
As a member of Canada’s National Team, amateur boxing has brought Brandt to places like England, Venezuela, India and Germany. On top of his national and international experience, his boxing credentials include multiple Provincial Championships and a Ringside World Championship nearing the accomplishments of his coach, Ryan Savage. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, School of Business, Finance Program, he has been involved in boxing since he was 16 years of age. Experience, hard training and ring savvy and a willingness to learn have turned this southpaw into a feared opponent for any boxer in his weight class.Brandt is the Co-Founder and Head Coach of Rock Steady Boxing Winnipeg, a non-contact boxing program specifically designed to work with individuals with Parkinson’s disease, which not only gets them more physically active, but empowers each participant to get motivated to fight back against Parkinson’s disease.
PHIL NATIVIDAD - General Manager/Instructor
Phil became active in boxing after volunteering at the 1999 Pan Am Games boxing venue. Starting out as an official with hundreds of bouts judged, he eased into coaching and has been an active member of Manitoba Amateur Boxing Association. A Level 3 NCCP certified coach and Learning Facilitator, highlights of Phil’s coaching career include being manager at the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax, coaching at several Ringside World Championships as well as the inaugural Canadian Golden Gloves and the organization of several Manitoba Golden Gloves competitions.
RHYLAND QUALLY - Athlete/Instructor
Rhyland became incredibly amazed with the sport of boxing after a few lessons and a great deal of self teaching. Rhyland took it from the shed back on the farm where he grew up to the ring across Canada, and boxed at a competitive level including the inaugural Canadian Golden Gloves in Cornwall, ON in 2013. Rhyland felt the experience of giving back by teaching and training others was one of the most rewarding things. With a degree in Kinesiology, a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, pursuing his secondary degree in nutrition and founder of Total Team Fitness (TTF), Rhyland excels in bringing people together to enjoy being there for one another while attaining and smashing their own personal goals.
GILLIAN REID-McLEAN - Instructor
After hanging around the Club for a few years watching, Gillian decided to get off her butt and join the fun, much to her teenage son’s chagrin. Fast forward a year and a half, and Gillian is often in the gym watching her son, helping at the front desk or attending/leading a class. Her son is no longer horrified, although he does think it is strange how much his mom laughs while she works out. What she lacks in experience, Gillian makes up for with enthusiasm and hopes that her story is an inspiration to others that it is never too late to start!