Jerry Hoffman graduated from Cal State Northridge with a degree in Radio-TV-Film in 1973. He was the play by play voice for Matador Baseball, Football and Basketball as broadcaster for CSUN-Radio. During those years, Jerry also broadcast many blow by blow bouts featuring "Schoolboy" (a moniker Hoffman coined) Bobby Chacon who was also a student at CSUN.

Chacon's pro bouts with Ruben Oliveros, Chu Chu Castilla, Tury Pineda, Danny "Little Red" Lopez and others were broadcast live on the campus radio station. Most of the fights were Main Events on Don Chargin Promotions. Upon graduation, Jerry left Southern California and headed north with resume, stopping at Radio and TV stations along the way. His first commercial job as a professional sportscaster was at KRML in Carmel. KIDD in Monterey was his next stop, announcing news, sports and play by play broadcasts of minor league baseball in Salinas.

 In 1979, Jerry accepted a position at KKAP-Radio (later becoming KMFO and KNZS) throughout the 1980's, performing in all operations from Sales Manager to Sportstalk host. Jerry's re-entry into the boxing world came as a result of interviewing a promoter and his heavyweight boxers in studio in the mid-80's. The promoter (Gary Sullenger) invited Hoffman to be the guest ring announcer at that upcoming show. As a result, Jerry was hired for all of that promoter's events which evolved into work for other shows including ESPN broadcasts of boxing and kickboxing.

The experience of ring announcing dozens of shows over the years was the springboard in becoming a promoter and matchmaker. In 1992, Hoffman created SHAKEDOWN IN QUAKETOWN in Santa Cruz and promoted successful shows through 1996 which featured Sugar Shane Mosley twice, an epic match between two other future World Champions James Page and Stevie Johnston and most of Northern California's top talent at the time. Jerry's most important contribution perhaps was involving a women's bout in every promotion from 1993 through 2007, showcasing the talent of future World Champions Gina Guidi, Mary Ann Almager, Carina Moreno, Kaliesha West and many others.

In 1996 the boxing series moved to Monterey and became "RIOT AT THE HYATT" with 10 years of consecutive sold out shows, featuring the top local talent, women prospects, and several more World Champions including Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero and Nonito Donaire. When the California State Athletic Commission hired Armando Garcia as Executive Director, coupled with the economy going south, the series came to an end in October of 2007.

Jerry Hoffman is now back to his roots as a journalist producing video blogs covering boxing as well as skiing, golf, cycling and other sports. He also is involved with a community project in Costa Rica called MarVista, and is an advocate for Mountain Rider Alliance which is a movement toward a minimalistic approach for ski area development worldwide. He is also president of the North America Snowsports Journalist Association for the West region. Jerry is a devout skier, still plays baseball (hardball) in an over 25 league and is active in other sports as well. His company is 12 Sports Productions, which includes website

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