Inducted on November 9, 2000

EDDIE JOHNSONEXPERIENCE -Thirty years in recreation activities in Paterson and NJ State Penal System

·Interviewer for the NJ State Employment Office -Job Counselor in Paterson

·Recreation Counselor for the Paterson Task Force ·Presently employed by Paterson, since 1980, as a ·Recreation Supervisor (NJ Dept. of Personnel Symbol M3GOHR) with the Division of Recreation; under the directorship of the Coordinator of Recreation.

-Also employed in the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department as a Recreation Program Specialist.

SILK CITY BOXING CLUB, 18 Alois Place, Paterson, NJ 2,260 enrolled in the club

73 NJ State Jr. Olympic Titles

29 NJ State Golden Gloves Titles 27 US Regional I Titles

18 US Silver Gloves Titles

21 US Silver Gloves National Titles 26 Jr. Olympic National Titles

3 Sr. National Titles

23 NJ State Diamond Gloves Titles

26 Members participated on an international club level

AMATEUR BOXING CAREER 187 fights, 168 wins, 19 losses


51 fights, 34 wins, 14 losses, 3 draws


1987 Movie: Home Boy

1980-84 Several appearances on NBC, ABC, and CBS on Youth Programs

1980 NJ Amateur Boxing Team vs. Canada – VA Columbia Cable

1983 Turner Broadcasting Productions – Nice People

1983 VA Columbia Cable Television talk show

1975 1973 1987

NJ Television co-producer and coordinator Self Help Crazy Joe

Home Box


1992-96 – Executive Board member; National Correctional Recreation Association Active member since 1985

1987-90 – Chairman, National Fund Raising Committee — Ohio State Fair Boxing