Since the beginning of the Boxing Program at the New York Athletic Club, we have seen Golden Gloves, Metro and National Champions. It is the goal of the program not only to produce local and national champions, but also future Olympic boxers.

We are willing to invest the time, coaching and support to help develop the next great boxer. We have a an array of coaches who have proven track records both themselves as boxers and as coaches, training champions. We are willing to train and partner with the right athletes to achieve a common goal of achieving local, national and ultimately Olympic recognition.


Terry McGhee, Co-Head Coach

Terry has over 30 years of boxing experience, both as an amateur fighter and coach. He is a three time New Jersey Golden Gloves Champion. Terry is also a detective in the NYPD and is currently assigned to the Joint Task Force.

Sergiy Bodin, Co-Head Coach

Sergiy is originally from the Ukraine and has been a resident of the USA since 2005. Sergiy is a three time Ukrainian National Amateur Champion. Sergiy's Saturday Morning Boxing Conditioning Class has become incredibly popular with NYAC members and athletes.

Robert Pagan, Coach

Robert has over 25 years of boxing experience, both as a fighter and coach. His son, Shemuel, is a three time New York Golden Gloves Champion. Robert has also coached and trained numerous Golden Glove competitors and champions.

EJ Burke, Coach

EJ came up through the NYAC SMP where he started boxing. EJ has had numerous amateur fights, including competing for the University of South Florida when he was a student.

Team Schedule

Practice is Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm - 8pm.


  • Brian Ceballo (Two-time NY Golden Gloves champion)
  • Leroy Davila (Two-time national champion)
  • Peter Roses
  • Vassiliz Zherebnenko (Two-time NY Golden Gloves champion)
  • Bryant Cherry-Woode
  • Geo Concepcion
  • Steve Holden
  • Ross Kulyk
  • Gavin Harris
  • Robert Pagan
  • Oleg Busygin
  • Stepan Rogulskyi
  • Khuong Chau
  • Michael Kovaly
  • Shawn Raysor
  • Shemuel Pagan
  • Giovanni Salinas
  • Samuel Bonhomme
  • Lakymovych Myroslav
  • Ivette Gelgado


  • Terry McGhee
  • Robert Pagan
  • Sergiy Bondin
  • Hernan Santa


Joe Donovan

Joe Donovan began boxing at the NYAC in 2007 after four years training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and fell in love with the sport. He has had numerous bouts and even traveled to compete in Ireland with the NYPD Boxing team on behalf of the NYAC. As Chairman, Joe says he doesn't compete as often as he used to, but still remains very involved with the Club's boxers and manages to get in the ring for some good sparring.

Program Highlights

On October 5th-12th, Stacia Suttles boxed in the Eastern Elite Qualifying Series in Columbus, OH and was victorious fighting three days in a row and winning all three of her bouts to become the USA Boxing Eastern Qualifier Champion in the 132lb weight class. Stacia’s success in Ohio gives her the opportunity to compete in the US Olympic Trials to be held in Lake Charles, LA in December.

2019 Beefsteak and boxing

Monday, June 17th
9th Floor, City House

At the annual Beefsteak and Boxing at the City House, the NYAC's boxers produced notable results.

At 185lb, the NYAC's Colin Reilly defeated Jared Volpe (Champs Gym) by a unanimous decision.

At 201lb, the NYAC's Brian Glynn defeated Phillip Onofre by a decision.

And at 141lb, the NYAC's Stacia Suttles NYAC lost a close decision in a hard fought battle to Jennifer Lopez of Mendez Gym.