About the Coaches

Coach Tony Rago

Coach/Trainer Tony Rago has been boxing for many years, getting his start in various gyms in the South Park and Beacon Hill neighborhoods of Seattle. He has the desire to teach youth the art of boxing and what it takes to succeed in and out of the ring. His specialty is his rigorous conditioning program which aims to prepare the young boxers for competition. He is also a mentor to all young men and women that enter the doors of the gym to help them get pointed in the right direction for life achievement.

Coach Lori Graham

Trainer Lori Graham began boxing in 1998 as an exchange student in Argentina. Back in her hometown of Albany, OR, she boxed for 3 years under her coach, Billy Martinez, before moving to Seattle. Lori has plenty of one-on-oneĀ coaching experience and she enjoys giving the same attention to the White Center PAL boxers. She is a registered dietitian for long-term care facilities in Seattle and Mt. Vernon. She is also bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. Twice a year she treks to Guatemala and Nicaragua to work with the underprivileged children.

Coach Keith Weir

Keith Weir has been around boxing all his life. His dad was a local amateur boxer and his uncle Billy Schelling was a local pro heavyweight. He and his brothers boxed for the Auburn Elks Club and his son was a local boxer. He comes to the White Center PAL Boxing Gym from RayMac Boxing in Bonney Lake. “Boxing is a great sport,” Weir says. “It helps kids deal with the challenges in life. Kids are the future – I hope to guide them in boxing and in life.”


From Left: Coach Keith Weir, King County Sheriff Sue Rahr, Coach Lori Graham, PAL Boxer Arturo, Coach Tony Rago.