2012 - BOXING
Started his boxing career in West
Virginia and Ohio at age 12
Won the 1959 Golden Gloves Championship as a lightweight (135 lbs)
while still in high school.
Enlisted in the Army in 1961, won two titles and was undefeated in 38
Member of the US Army team that went to the Olympic trials in 1963.
In 1966 and 1967, George was runner-up in the AMA-AAU in Pittsburgh
and won the Diamond Belt at 156 lbs.
Rated in the top ten 156 lb boxers to represent the United States in
the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
Retired in 1968 with a record of 72-7, never being knocked out and
only knocked down twice.
Long time boxing coach at the YMCA, promoting several charity boxing
Over his career, Coleman fought for the Washington YMCA, the Mt.
Oliver Police Association, the US Army, Charleroi AC and the Hill Top
Inducted into the DCAA Sports Hall of Fame in 1972 and honored by the
Washington YMCA in 1973 for his boxing achievements.
Coleman started the Canonsburg Youth Center and Boys Club and helped
form the YMCAs Boys Boxing Club in the late 1960s.
In addition to boxing, George also participated in track, baseball and