-First Black Professional Hockey Head Coach/GM
-First Professional Sports Championship Won By A Black Head Coach
- Turner Cup championship (IHL)
In 1967 became the first Black to play within the Southern Division of the Eastern Professional Hockey League "Knoxville, Tenn"-
Achieved playoffs every coaching season with Atlanta Knights
- Achieved playoffs every coaching season with the Macon Whoopee
- Speaker and participant of many European hockey seminars including Sweden, Finland, England, USA, Canada
- Representative for Richs Store 1996 Olympics – Atlanta Ga.
- Baseball analyst for Channel 64 – Atlanta braves
- Color commentary Turner sports – IHL professional hockey
- Analyst hockey play-offs CBC/Radio Canada
- Honorary President Dezemberfest
- 5 coach of the year awards in all levels
- Coached and help prepare 12 first round NHL draft picks
- Head Coach, Assistant Director hockey IMG Academies, Florida
- Air Canada Cup for Canadian Midget AAA Richelieu Riverains
- Esso Cup World Championship in Quebec U-17
- Over 600% win/loss from Midget AAA to professional
- Honorary Chairperson Hank Aaron Benefit Banquet
- Keynote speaker Global Sports Seminar – Florida
- Guest speaker St.Mary’s (institute of science) university international hockey Symposium–Halifax N.S.
- Coached and help prepare over 40 Division 1 NCAA college players
- Coached and help prepare over 200 professional players
- Inducted into the Nova Scotia “ Heritage Hall ” of Fame 1998 Windsor, N.S.
- Inducted into the Nova Scotia “ Sports ” Hall of Fame, Halifax, N.S. 2005
- Special guest - Mayor of London, Lord Mariners dinner (London – England)
- Honoured by the President Clinton administration in 1994 and many other world figures.
- Inducted into the Canadian Black Hall of Fame, 2006.
- Exhibited in the American (USA) African American Cultural and Historical Museum, Ohio, USA, 2006.
Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction
John Paris Jr.