Manuel Gachupin

Youth Intervention Specialist

Manuel Gachupin was raised in Sacramento California by a single mother in a low-income area of North Sacramento. Manuel found his father figure in older home boys on the street. He was immersed in the Gang Lifestyle at the age of 14. He endured a journey of pain, drugs and blood. Years later he was invited to a gym where he found his purpose in life…Jesus and Boxing. Over the last 20 years he has spoken in juvenile Halls, boys ranches, Placer County Adult Probation, Grizzly Academy and group homes. He is known as “coach”, because he uses boxing to motivate kids to their great purpose in life. He is one the best boxing coaches around. Manuel currently works at Destiny Community Center in Rocklin California, where he started Destiny Boxing. He has seven sons, four grandchildren and one daughter