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Tresco Wade Johnson 

4 Sport Letterman (football, baseball, boxing, wrestling) at Statesville, NC High School


Turned Professional Boxer in 1921

Won the 1924 Southern Bantam Weight Championship

Inducted into the Carolina's Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004

Started instructional boxing at the YMCA in Florence and the SC Industrial School for Boys in 1928

Started a boxing team at Florence High School from 1937-40 where he served as the volunteer coach

Served as the Lion's Club President from 1938-39 with the club sponsoring boxing teams competing in the AAU Golden Gloves competitions in neighboring cities

Started the Florence Golden Gloves Event which was held 1938-39, with the proceeds going to local charities

Began the Florence Civil Air Patrol and held the rank of Captain in the Reserves

Coached the Carolina's Champions in the New York AAU Tournament of Champions from 1939 until his death in 1948

Life member and National Committeeman of AAU

Served as the Vice-President of the Carolina AAU

Coached three members of the Carolina's Boxing Hall of Fame