Our Staff:

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.

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Steven Keith, Executive Director

Steven Keith, Managing Director: Steven came on board with Beat the Street Providence in the summer of 2016. Prior to joining Beat the Streets Providence, Steven volunteered with Beat the Streets San Francisco, serving as Head Coach of Aptos Middle School. Following a remarkable year of development for his student-athlete, in the classroom and in life, Steven was sold on the impact of the Beat the Streets program. When the spring season finished, he wanted to make a full time commitment to the Beat the Streets organization, and found a home with Beat the Streets Providence. Steven brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Beat the Streets Providence. He was a two-time New York State Champion, and a member of the USA Wrestling All-Academic team in 2009. Steven went on to wrestle at Harvard University, where he was a 4-time NCAA qualifier, and NCAA All-American in 2012. 

 

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Ed German, Director of Coaches and Families

 Eddie is from Providence, where wrestling and the positive people around him assisted him through a tough upbringing. After wrestling and studying special education at Rhode Island College, Ed has taught in the Providence school system and has over 12 years of coaching experience. Ed is currently a Consulting Teacher for the Providence Public Schools District working for the Teacher Retention and Induction Network (TRAIN). Ed started the middle school program in Barrington and is the current head coach of Hope High School in Providence. He was recently named Coach of the Year by the Rhode Island Wrestling Coaches Association, and was cited by Learning401 (founded and curated by Social Enterprise Greenhouse Advisory Board Member Jen Hetzel Silbert) for inspiring his students to greatness and enabling them to succeed in school and in life. Knowing the lay of the land is important for making progress within the school system. Ed is hitting the ground running. He has worked with Beat the Streets behind the scenes, and is eager to continue to develop the organization. As he says, “I’m excited that this is happening for our Providence youth. They will be receiving more than what was available to me and my peers. I hope they take full advantage of this great opportunity.” Ed is in charge of the day to day operation of the Beat the Streets school programs. 

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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.

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Jacque Davis, Director of Women’s Programming

 

*Steven also has two collegiate wins over former Executive Director Billy Watterson.