Our volunteer coaches have nearly a
century of combined experience
as actual athletes as well as coaching boxing and other youth sports. They have assisted
youth in our area through training, counseling, providing opportunities and
showcasing the student athletes' accomplishments.
Weighing in as a light-heavyweight, Karpel won the 178 pound open-division at Corpus Christi Regional Golden Gloves Tournament for consecutive years and represented Corpus Christi in the Texas State Golden Gloves Championship held at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth.
In recent years, after moving to the Newton area in 1985, he concentrated his volunteer efforts as President of the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, a Board Member and Vice-President with the City of Newton Economic Development Corporation, President of the Newton County Recreational Association, Chairman of the Newton County Historical Commission, recognized by the Newton County Chamber of Commerce, along with his wife Susan, as Citizens Of The Year and President of Newton Gym & Boxing Club.
Edward "Ed" Tracy
Ed Tracy, a resident of Newton for almost 30 years, began his athletic career at Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth. He lettered in swimming and excelled at long-distance freestyle events. He played 6 seasons of church softball and contributed his skills to help his team win a State Championship.
Graduating from Baylor Law School, he began his private law practice at Newton in January, 1981. He was Municipal Judge from 1982 to 1984, County Attorney for Newton County from 1985 to 1996 and served as District Attorney from 1996 to 1998. He remains active in private practice today.
Tracy has also served the community as Newton Lions Club President, Newton County Chamber of Commerce President for several terms as Secretary-Treasurer of Newton Gym & Boxing Club and is Master Mason.
Always involved with the youth in our area, he has been honored by the Newton County Chamber of Commerce with the "Outstanding Youth Leadership" award in 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Along with his wife Sherry and son Paul, they have been skillfully photographing athletic events for Newton I.S.D and Burkeville I.S.D. for nine seasons and published them on their website, www.EdTracy.com, simply for the enjoyment of the student athletes, their relatives and friends.
Coach Barrow owns an independent insurance agency in
Newton and has volunteered his time with youth baseball, football and
(USA Boxing® is responsible for selecting amateur boxers for national & international events including the Olympic Games.)
NEWTON GYM & BOXING CLUB