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OUR TEAM

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH PROGRAMMING

HEAD BOY'S COACH

SR. DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & FINANCE

Brendan Buckley

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Brendan Buckley is the Executive Director of Beat the Streets. He comes to BTS following 19 years working within NCAA DI wrestling, where he served as head coach at both Cal Poly and Columbia University. Under Buckley's leadership, the 2019 BTS Annual Benefit raised a record 1.3 million dollars, selling out the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

John Rollins

SR. DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS

John Rollins is the Director of Operations and Finance at Beat the Streets. Prior to BTS, Rollins served as the first-ever Chief Financial Officer at ECAC Network. Rollins has also served in senior roles with ESPN, the National Football League, and the Athletic Department at the University of Hartford.

Penn Gottfried

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH PROGRAMMING

Penn Gottfried oversees K-8th grade programming as the Beat the Streets Youth Director. Gottfried graduated from Columbia University in 2015, competing on the DI wrestling team as a 3-year starter and Team Captain. Originally from Westchester, New York, Gottfried became State Champion in 2010 for Ardsley High School.

Barry Hart

HEAD BOY'S COACH

Barry Hart serves in the role of Head Boy's Coach. Hart is a BTS alumni who previously assisted the organization as Program Associate, Volunteer Coach, and Office Intern. Hart wrestled for George W. Wingate High School in Brooklyn, where he was a two-time PSAL finalist. Hart then went on to attend Niagra County Community College, where he received Academic All-American honors, and Hunter College.

HEAD GIRL'S COACH

Becka Leathers

HEAD GIRL'S COACH

Becka Leathers is the Head Girl's Coach at Beat the Streets. Leathers is a Senior World bronze medalist, as well as a Junior World bronze medalist, four-time Junior Folkstyle National champion, two-time Junior National champion, and Cadet National champion. An Oklahoma native, Leathers brings high-level technique and competition experience to the organization as it looks to elevate NYC girl's wrestling.

FUND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Kerry Doyle

FUND DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Kerry Doyle is the Fund Development Manager at Beat the Streets. Doyle began her career at BTS partner organization Up2Us, and most recently served at Brooklyn Community Services. Doyle graduated from Wesleyan University, where she was a two-year scholar athlete and the senior captain of the women’s soccer team.

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