Brendan Buckley is the Executive Director of Beat the Streets New York. He comes to BTSNY 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 BTSNY Annual Benefit raised a record $1.3 million, selling out the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF FINANCE
John Rollins is the Senior Director of Finance and Operations at Beat the Streets New York. Prior to BTSNY, Rollins served as the first 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. He is a graduate of Fordham University, where he was a captain of the men's soccer team.
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
Bob Seidel is the Director of Programming for Beat the Streets New York. Seidel comes to BTSNY with more than 15 years of coaching and teaching experience. He was a 2003 NCAA qualifier, ACC champion and ACC Outstanding Male Scholar for the University of Virginia. He also was a three-time New Jersey high school state place-winner.
Brandon Cain is the Communications Manager for Beat the Streets New York. Prior to BTSNY, Cain served as an independent correspondent for NHL.com, covering the Chicago Blackhawks. He has also served as a sports and news copy editor at newspaper publications in Illinois, Texas and Wyoming. Originally from Illinois, Cain is a Quincy University alumnus.
HEAD BOYS COACH
Joe DeAngelo is the Head Boys Coach at Beat the Streets New York. DeAngelo spent the past five years at Army West Point as an associate and assistant head coach. Prior to Army West Point, DeAngelo spent a season as a volunteer assistant at Clarion and Hofstra. As a student-athlete, DeAngelo was a two-time NCAA qualifier at North Carolina State and NJCAA All-American at Nassau Community College.
HEAD GIRL'S COACH
HEAD GIRLS COACH
Becka Leathers is the Head Girls Coach for Beat the Streets New York. Leathers is a senior and junior World bronze medalist as well as 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 girls wrestling.
YOUTH PROGRAMMING MANAGER
Narankhuu Ganbaatar is the Youth Programming Manager at Beat the Streets New York. He previously spent a year as a Programming VISTA and worked with BTSNY's Junior League and Academy programs. Prior to BTSNY, he coached and taught at Manhattan Youth and P.S. 334. The Arlington, Virginia native was a state finalist in wrestling and two-year starter at Hunter College.
Lenny Merkin is the Program VISTA for Beat the Streets New York. Merkin is a 2016 BTSNY alumnus and graduate student at Princeton University. The 2019 U23 World team member currently competes for New York Athletic Club at 67 kilograms in Greco-Roman wrestling. He was a four-time New York prep state champion for Brooklyn Poly Prep, placed in the top three twice at Prep Nationals and earned All-American honors at junior nationals.
Katrin Pokalyukhin works as the Development VISTA. She is a Beat
the Streets New York alumna who wrestled for Brooklyn Technical High School, where she was a two-time city champion. She was also the first female wrestler at Stevens Institute of Technology. Pokalyukhin is looking forward to giving back to the organization that provided her with many opportunities as a young developing athlete.
HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT COACH
Justin Harmon is the High School Assistant Coach for Beat the Streets New York. Harmon is a 2020 BTSNY and Wingate High School alumnus. In high school with BTSNY, he placed twice at the city championships. He is pursuing a degree in homeland security at Middlesex Community College, and is a member of the New Jersey Army National Guard.
ASSISTANT JUNIOR LEAGUE COACH
Jessica Kemgne is the Assistant Junior League Coach for Beat the Streets New York. Kemgne is a 2021 BTSNY alumna and attends Fordham University. With BTSNY in high school, she earned All-American honors at junior nationals in 2021 and received the Female Mentor of the Year award in 2020.