Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sam Garrett, DC Boxing Hall Of Famer, Potomac Valley Official, Passes!

Another tough loss for the Beltway Boxing community.  Longtime Potomac Valley Association member Sam Garrett has died.  Garrett served with the Potomac Valley Association of USA Boxing for more than 40 years and was elected to the DC Boxing Hall of Fame.   Garrett coached boxing at the Seat Pleasant Recreation Center, was a master official with USA Boxing and a National Golden Gloves official.

Garrett also was a mentor and advisor to many of us who work in the Beltway Boxing Scene today.  I considered him a friend and a great person to talk to.  Sam could also be seem working in and around Prince George's County.  I once introduced him to my family while he operated the train at Watkins Park.  Funeral arrangements are pending for a man who will truly be missed.


Foster said...

What years did he coach at seat pleasant rec. I remember Leonard langley and coach hatcher in the mid 80 s.

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Anonymous said...

Funeral arrangements are as follows;Shiloh Baptist Church Ardmore/Ardwick Rd. Friday April 5th. Wake. 9:00-11:00am Funeral service
at 11:00am Military burial on April 15th

Anonymous said...

RIP Sam, you were a good man and a dedicated volunteer for amateur boxing. You will be missed.

Jim McNally
Boxing Coach
US Naval Academy

Anonymous said...

Just an update,Sams' service was excellent and very touching. He was highly respected in the boxing community as well as in his employment duties with MNCPPC and Washington D.C.Dept. of Public Works. His family, friends, former coworkers and anyone who knew him will greatly miss him.
May He Rest In Peace ,his work is complete here.... God's Will Be Done.