We are a lean, mean team of passionate community members dedicating to improving the lives of youth through the sport of wrestling. Please see get involved for any open opportunities to join our team.
Richard Muniz, Executive Director
Richard Muniz, Executive Director: Richard has been involved with Beat the Street Providence since its creation in the Fall of 2013 . Over the past 5 years Richard has held nearly every role within the organization, including Middle School Coach, Boys Club Coach, Women Club Coach, Director of Mentoring, Asst. to the Executive Director, and Operation Director, before being officially made Executive Director in Jan. 2019. Richard is a first generation Mexican-American who hails from Southern California. Originating from humble begins, Richard utilized the sport of wrestling and the lessons it taught him as an avenue to achieve success. Richard wrestled out of Centennial High School in Corona California and was the coach of a local youth club program. He then attended Brown University where he was a 2 time Captain of the Bears Division 1 wrestling program and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology. Richard hope to help grow the sport of wrestling and turn Beat the Streets Providence into a resource for all students, parents, and schools across Rhode Island.
Silas Murray, Director of Wrestling and mentoring
Silas grew up in Brentwood, NY. He found himself in Rhode Island after attending Rhode Island College. Silas graduated in 2015 with a major in Youth Development and Non-Profit Studies. A lot of his growth, he attributes to the sport of wrestling. Silas started working with Beat the Streets as a coach 5 years ago and last year served as a Brown University AmeriCorps Vista Fellow with Beat the Streets doing data management while connecting coaches, student athletes, school administration and visiting different middle schools sites to allow personal connections to each school as data was collected. Silas' dedication to the program and athletes was quickly noticed and there was no question in making him a part of the Beat the Streets team.
Jacque Davis, Director of Women’s Programming
Jacque is a product of the California wrestling community. She began her wrestling career by joining her middle school team at the age of 12 and concluded her competitive career as a National All-American for Menlo College. Jacque comes to Beat the Streets Providence by way of New York where she formerly held the role of Girls Program Director for Beat the Streets New York as well as the Women's Director for NY-USAW. Under these positions Jacque traveled and coached for Team USA at 12 international tours including Pan Am Championships and World Championships, she established the 3rd largest Girls Freestyle Tournament in the country (Gotham City Girls Open), was awarded the 2016 Development Coach of the year by USA Wrestling, and was the 2016 recipient of the Dan Gable America Needs Wrestling Award.
Jacque hopes to bring to BTSPVD an eagerness for learning as well as an expansion of sustainable girls empowerment opportunities through the sport of wrestling.