Matt Nolan

Matt Nolan has taken on nearly every imaginable role when it comes to the sport of boxing.  From between the ropes competing as an amateur boxer, in the corner of professional boxers and bare knuckle fighters competing on PayPerView, to sitting behind the desk of the gym he built from the ground up.  You name it; Matt’s done it.  As a full time public school educator, Matt has a knack for conveying knowledge with contagious enthusiasm.  Matt is passionate about the sport of boxing and finds endless enjoyment from others’ success within it.  Whether you’re looking to shed some pounds, win a championship, or just enjoy a fun and exciting workout, Matt has the knowledge and ability to make it happen.  Matt has been an active member of USA Boxing since 2000, and is professionally licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Florida.

To contact Matt for private or small group training, please email Matt at

Mark Nolan

Mark has been involved in the sport of amateur boxing for nearly his entire life.  A formal member of USA boxing since 2000, Mark successfully competed at the amateur level before transitioning to a coach.  Mark has worked corners for many winning amateur boxers, from local events to the New England Golden Gloves.  Mark has been a middle school science teacher for more than a decade and believes that his experience as an educator as well as his Master’s degree in education help him to create innovative and dynamic lessons as well as to help meet the needs of individual members.  Always laughing and having a good time, Mark believes that if you love what you’re doing, success is all but guaranteed!

To contact Mark for private or small group training, please email Mark at

Rico DePaolis

Rico found boxing shortly after his college basketball career came to an end.  In dire need for a competitive fix, he stumbled upon the sport through coaches, and longtime friends, Matt and Mark Nolan.  From the minute he walked in, he loved the intensity of it all.  He soon committed to competing full-time, while always having a desire to teach those newer fighters around him. Rico has dedicated his life to athletics both as a player and a coach, from the elementary, to the college level respectively, working closely with athletes ranging from age 7-22.  Rico’s addiction to learning, teaching, and furthering his knowledge as a coach in the sport of boxing is what drives him everyday at NBB.  Rico works full time as an Account Executive at a software company located in Boston, MA.  He is the 2019 178 lb Rocky Marciano Tournament Champion and an active professional boxer.

To contact Rico for private or small group training, please email Rico at

Ashley Kouyoumjian


Ashley’s trajectory into the boxing ring began when she was five years old and her life’s goal was to become a Ninja Turtle. Because of that desire, Ashley spent many years in a karate dojo, including earning her black belt at 10 years old at Shorin Ryu Karate Academy in Waltham. After taking a hiatus from martial arts and focusing on other activities, she found a love of boxing during a one-off boot camp class held in a boxing gym. Since that time eight years ago, Ashley has spent far more days in a boxing gym than not. She is a USA Boxing Level 1 Certified Coach and holds an active USA Boxing Amateur Boxing passbook.  She is the 2019 165 lb female Rocky Marciano Tournament Champion.

Outside of the gym, Ashley works for a non-profit doing fundraising and planning events.

To contact Ashley for private or small group training, please email Ashley at

Paige Eggebrecht

Paige was a freestyle mogul skier for many years, competing at the national and international levels and, later, coaching. She discovered a love of boxing when two teammates invited her along to a boxing class for a workout. After moving to Massachusetts, she began training in earnest with the Nolans, who inspired a deeper admiration for the sport. Paige is a thrill seeker and relentless competitor who thrives on the ferocity in the ring. Also a passionate educator and lifelong student (Paige received her PhD in Literature from Brandeis University in 2021), she is fascinated by the science and art of boxing and loves helping others grow their skills and get in shape. Paige is the 2019 132 lb female novice New England Championships tournament champion and the 2021 119 lb female novice New England Championships tournament champion.

To contact Paige for private or small group training, please email Paige at

Julia Cocca

Julia began boxing some years back and quickly realized those workouts were the highlight of each week. Then, she moved to Waltham and found herself right around the corner from NBB! After one class, she knew she was where she was supposed to be.

At the encouragement of Mark and Matt Nolan, she fought in her first sanctioned bout in October 2019 and never looked back. Julia is very proud to call NBB home and plans to continue to learn from the best and develop as a boxer and coach. Julia values the hard work, dedication, and heart that it takes to fight, and is an enthusiastic supporter of dance breaks in the middle of a bags workout.

Julia is an active, competitive amateur boxer and a certified USA Boxing Green-Level coach. She works full-time as the office manager for a memorial company in Quincy, MA.

To contact Julia for private or small group training, please email Julia at

Al Roberts

Al’s boxing career at Nolan Bros. Boxing stems from a longtime love of combat sports starting at around six years old. She trained in taekwondo for nearly 15 years and obtained a second degree black belt until she moved on from the dojo to get her degree in Architecture. After moving to Waltham, Al was introduced to the NBB community after her roommate suggested attending a conditioning class once a week and from the first “let’s glove up and get after it” she was instantly hooked. Nearly three years later she spends every free hour at the gym soaking up every bit of knowledge that Matt and Mark have to offer. When not working as an Assistant Project Manager for a Boston facade subcontractor you’ll likely find Al at NBB working on her physical fitness and honing her fundamental skills to become the best active competitive boxer she can be.

To contact Al for private or small group training, please email Al at