Coach DeFilippis and his talented staff understand what is needed to develop a young athlete into a successful wrestler. Having been in the wrestling world for most of their lives, both as a competitor and as coaches, they have been exposed to most of what is out there. YSWC coaches have walked the road, have carried the load and can fully comprehend the good, the bad and the ugly that is involved in developing a great wrestler.

Yale Street Wrestling Club’s mission is to embrace and nurture all wrestlers, regardless of their ability, to work with them so that they can achieve their own ultimate potential. We treat all our athletes as unique individuals and we understand that each athlete requires individual attention and that no two wrestlers are the same. Fulfilling one’s potential at any level, is built on sound practice habits, strategy, mental toughness, conditioning, nutrition, and attitude. We believe in coaching. Our coaches have achieved the highest accolades and now are solely focused on getting our athletes to believe in themselves, to inspire them so that they achieve more than they ever thought they could and to install in our athletes that they must entertain possibilities that stretch the limits of their beliefs.

  • Dan Hilt

    Co-founder and Associate Head Coach

    Dan Hilt was a 3-time District champ and a 2-time Region Champ for Manalapan HS. He placed 7th in the NJ state tourn in 2001, 3rd in 2002, and 5th in 2003. He went on to Rutgers and received 4 Varsity letters in his four years of starting for the Scarlet Nights. He is a member of the Manalapan hall of fame and the shore conference hall of fame.

  • Shane Mallory

    Head Assistant Coach

    Shane had a High school record 121 career wins. He was a state runner-up as a senior a three-time district, county and regional champion and four-year letter winner in wrestling. Shane was the 2010 184-pound NCAA Division II National Championship runner-up. He ended his collegiate wrestler career with 80 career wins. He is a member of the Yale Street Wrestling Club Hall-of-Fame.

  • Peter Terrezza

    Assistant Coach

    Peter Terrezza wrestled for New Providence HS where he was a 2x Union County Champion, a District-12 Champion, a Region 3 Champion and took 5th Place at the NJ States in 2008. He attended and wrestled for Duke University, where he had 63 Division-1 wins, was a 4-year starter, 2x All-ACC Academic Team, and Team Captain. He is a member of the Yale Street Wrestling Club Hall-of-Fame.

  • Clint Matter

    Assistant Coach

    Clint matter wrestled for Delran HS where he was a NJ state qualifier. He attended and wrestled for University of Pennsylvania, where he was a 2x NCAA Qualifier, 2x EIWA Champion, and an All-Ivy selection.

    • 2x EIWA Champ
    • 2x NCAA qualifier
    • 2x All Ivy
    • 3x All Ivy academic honors
    • NCAA Academic All American
    • Top male student athlete of Penn’s graduating class
    • Co-founder and Chairman of Beat the Streets Philadelphia
    • Chairman of Beat the Streets National
    • Vice Chairman of the Pennsylvania RTC
    • Vice Chairman of the University of Pennsylvania Board of Athletic Advisors