CAP KOTZ, Owner
Cap has also studied acting and writing, which helped him take on the creative challenges of running a small business. He says, “Cappy’s Boxing Gym has been the best thing that ever happened to to me!
“I love training, always have. I love the discipline, the courage, the testing, integration and passing my skills on to others. I felt it was time to open a gym based on what I knew and it was the best decision I have ever made.”
Coach Strengths: Intuitive, Life Coaching Guide, Emotional and Physical Pattern Release
MARGARET SAVAS, Coach
Margaret is a Seattle native who learned early in life that hard work could be both rewarding and fun (“Thanks, Dad!”) Previous careers as a puppeteer and a chocolatier honed her creativity and knowledge of functional movement, body alignment and dealing with injury/illness, skills she puts to use in her specialties of Group Workouts (Fitness Classes, Family Workouts, Sports Team Cross-training, Corporate Workouts, etc.) and Personal Coaching.
“I came to Cappy’s as a boxer first. In the 4 years I trained before I began coaching, I saw firsthand (and experienced personally) that this gym HELPS people: helps them find their power, deal with heartache, learn about themselves…. In choosing coaching at Cappy’s as a career, I chose to be an active part of that, to be a part of that community. The Coach Training is rigorous and ongoing and rewarding. Boxing Training = Training for the challenges in your life!”
Coach Strengths: 10 years of experience, Injury and Illness Modifications, Functional Movement Strengthening
MIKE PRIEBE, Coach
Mike was born and raised in the Midwest with Midwest values, but considers Seattle his home. He grew up living a very physical life, wrestling with his brothers, baling hay and being a lifeguard. He has worked in the customer service industry most of his life, most notably as a pawn shop manager and as a facility supervisor at the West Seattle YMCA. He started coaching at Cappy’s in 2006. He is a father to an incredible daughter who recently turned 17. When he’s not at the gym he typically is working on his trucks or taking them off road.
“The training that I have gone through at Cappys, has been some of the best and toughest challenges I have been through. Tough due to the fact that it’s mostly Self Awareness Training. Self Awareness is challenging. I have learned and am still learning about my patterns in life and how they affect me and others. “
Coach Strengths: Strengthening, Conditioning, Pushing people to their personal best
ANN BAILEY, Coach
As an adult, Ann felt that her Hero’s Journey was leading her back to the Fighting Arts and the dreams of her childhood. Working as a Coach at Cappy’s has meant a chance to live the life of a dedicated martial artist both inside and outside of the Ring.
“I believe we all want to become more authentic. A good Coach is prepared to help others make sense of the challenges they encounter.”
Coach Strengths: Boxing strategy, Sport Philosophy, Cross Training
PT ANDERSON, Coach
PT grew up in the Midwest with seven rambunctious siblings who entertained themselves by inventing games. The best games combined physical one-up-manship with mental agility, a dash of ridiculousness, and some sense of physical danger (“Rug Burn” is still a family favorite at the holidays). When PT found boxing, it was a natural fit!
Cappy’s became PT’s Seattle community in a city that otherwise felt isolating. Working out at Cappy’s put PT on a path of personal healing and self-discovery. As a coach, PT is excited to work with boxers to unlock their authentic selves and add flair to their workouts!
“Cappy’s has shown me that boxing is a physical, mental and emotional sport. Boxing skills transfer to my everyday life, and the life of my clients!”
Coach Strengths: Boxing Life Skills, Jump Rope Tricks, Sparring 101
JASON HUYNH, Coach
Jason spent his formative years in the Midwest, surrounded by cornfields. After college at Michigan State, he taught English in Vietnam, worked film production jobs and managed an art house cinema in New York, then eventually made his way to the arts community of Seattle. A late-comer to boxing, he first donned gloves in 2012 to prove a point to a friend and hasn’t looked back. Whether in the farm lands of Michigan, bustling streets of Saigon, or in the ring at Cappy’s, Jason meets challenges head-on and welcomes the opportunity to swap stories and punches with you. Let’s dance!
“You’re capable of more than you think. I’m here to help you see that. Hard work always pays off in the end.”
Coach Strengths: Sense of humor, Pushing clients to work harder than they think they can
BRAD BUTTERFIELD, Coach
Brad Butterfield, a Seattle area native, has had a lifelong interest in sports from learning to ski at the age of 6 to becoming a track champion in the masters division. Brad found boxing at Cappy’s in 2004, eventually using the training to face his fears when diagnosed with cancer in 2015.
After a successful, 30 year architectural career, he pursued his Post Master’s in psychotherapy and became a licensed therapist. In addition to coaching at Cappy’s, Brad is currently the Director of Therapy at Puget Sound Surgery Center where he helps obese patients on their journey to sustainable weight loss.
“People are highly stressed, and most people deal with an underlying feeling of shame. We numb out because it is so hard sometimes to stay present. Cappy’s is a great way to show up and be accountable for one’s own life.”
Coach Strengths: Psychology of fitness and weight loss, Using boxing to meet life’s challenges
DAVON EVANS, Maintenance Coordinator
Davon Evans, or Devo, as many call him, was born and raised in Seattle. In his life he has struggled, learned, sought answers and found them. He is a neighborhood legend, played all kinds of sports, worked in carpentry, construction, as an organizational planner, is a long time motorcycle enthusiast, and happily married. Devo started working for Cappy’s Spring of 2012.
“Working at Cappy’s has taught me a lot. Learning how to work around the Coaches and their Private Clients has been really rewarding. I like working at Cappy’s, lots of great people come here.”
Gym Maintenance Strengths: Creates clean, safe community space, genuine welcoming warmth, Behind the scenes manager