Meet The Coaches


Head Coach Ahman Elliott-Hunter

*UPDATE* As of recently Coach O has been appointed the USA Boxing NJ Association Coaches Chairman!

Better known as Coach O is a nationally recognized amateur boxing coach with over 15 yrs of experience. He was not only the USA team coach at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado; but the NJ Regional and National Team head coach/manager since 2014. He's currently the Junior Olympic Co-Chairman for USABOXING NJ and was honored by the NJ Boxing Hall of Fame for 2018 Coach of the Year. He has a love for the sweet science of boxing and is dedicated to helping men, women, and children not only become champions inside the ring, but become champions in life.


Assistant Coach Edgar Gerena

Coach Gerena has 10 plus years of National and International Coaching experience. NJ State, Regional, and National Team Coach. Currently a USA Nationally Certified Level 3 Boxing Coach. Head Coach of the USA International Team which competed VS Puerto Rico Winning The Team Gold Medal.


Assistant Coach Miguel Mendez

As a 2x NJ Diamond Gloves Champion and 2014 NJ State Champion, Coach Mendez started his boxing journey in his homeland of Mexico before moving to the United States. Relocating to New Jersey he began the next phase of competing under the tutiledge of the Knight Bros! After 10 years, he put on his coaching cap and began learning and working alongside Strap City head coach, Ahman Elliott. Coach Miguel is proven to be the goods!!