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New York/New Jersey Coaches

Barry Holmes Jr.

Flex Member

Favorite Game: Basketball

"Influence your own destiny"


Basheer Smith

Site Coordinator: Louise A. Spencer Elementary, PS 54, PS 150, Thurgood Marshall Lower Academy

Favorite Game: Switch

"Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation"


Jose Flores

Site Coordinator: PS 79, PS 75X, PS 94X, Urban Scholars

Favorite Game: Foursquare

"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination"


Niya Santiago

Coach: Philips Academy Charter School

Favorite Game: Bridgeball

"Every day is a good day to play"


Monique Courts

Coach: Roseville Charter School

Favorite Game: Zip Zap Zop

"He who seeks knowledge begins with humbleness"


Luis Guerra

Coach: Lafayette Street School

Favorite Game: Foursquare

"You vs. Today"


Zokwymere Lawton

Coach: Quitman Street Elementary

Favorite Game: Foursquare

"Hard work pays off"


Kevin Spearman

Coach: Speedway Academy Elementary School

Favorite Game: 3-Line Basketball

"Work hard, play hard"


LaToya Pearson

Coach: Rafael Hernandez Elementary School

Favorite Game: Hula-hoop Tag

"Live every moment, laugh every day, love beyond words"


Molly Wilkins

Coach: PS 198

Favorite Game: Foursquare

“I believe that opportunity is the gateway to success, but for many that gate is never found, and that is where my work begins”


Terrique Johnson

Coach: PS 133

Favorite Game: Capture the flag

“If you’re not making mistakes, then you aren’t doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes”


Marquis Bethel

Coach: PS 9

Favorite Game: Foursquare

“As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want”


Robert Hunter

Coach: Hebrew Language Academy

Favorite Game: Red light, green light

“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives”


Ahshaki Beasley

Junior Coach Corps Coach: Louise A. Spencer Elementary School

Favorite Game: Hopscotch

"FEAR: Face Everything And Rise or Forget Everything And Run" - Zig Zaglar


Damari McBride

Junior Coach Corps Coach: P.S. 84 Jose De Diego School

Favorite Game: Foursquare

"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi