GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Monday, 25 September 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2017 calendar year. All meeting held on the third Monday from Jan. to May and Aug. through Nov. in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

 Oct 16 Nov. 20 

GPSA Banquet

What:   Annual  Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
When:  Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (7 p.m.)
Where: Fortino Ballroom, Pueblo Community College

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Denton Harold "Denny" Stilson

Before High School: Stilson was a player on the Old Timers baseball team in the summer of 1949 and played in the state tournament held in Grand Junction, CO.

High School: Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1953...Won nine varsity letters as a three-sport standout for the Bulldogs (track: four letters; football: three letters: basketball: two letters)...As the team's running back during his senior season (1952), Stilson was the leading scorer in the South Central League (SCL) and named to the All-Conference and All-State (Team lost in Semi-finals)...On the basketball court, Denny played on the teams that made back-to-back state tournaments appearances (1951-52)... He was named to the All-Conference team and selected to the Second team All-State his senior year (1952)...Competing on the Bulldogs track team, Stilson concentrated on the 100-220 dashes and the 880 relay events...He was a two-time conference champion in the 100 and 200 yard dash (1952-53) and was undefeated in Southern Colorado during his senior season in the 100, 200 and 880 relay...Denny ran the 200 yd dash in the C.U. relays (1953)...He was also a member of Conference Championship 880-yard relay team in 1952.  

College: Went to Pueblo Junior College - PJC - for two years (1953-55), played runnning back on the football team and ran the 100-220-880 relay on the track squad...Denton earned All-Empire Football League honors in 1954 as a running back... He graduated from PJC with A.A. degree...He also attended Sacramento State College (SSC), in Sacramento, CA playing on the football team at running back for a season (1956-57).

Military: Stilson played for the U.S. Army I Corps football team as a running back and on the defensive side of the ball from 1958-59... I Corps was in the Far East Conference which included teams from Japan, Korea, Okinawa...Denny was the smallest player in the Far East Conference and was the only player to play both Offense and Defense...Denny was chosen to the All-Star Team.

Advanced Education: Stilson continued his post-graduate studies at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO, earning a Masters Degree in Physical Education in 1959...While working on his degree, Denton was a member of the Rams Division II Championship handball team in 1959.                                                   

Coaching Background:
    Football:
        Junior Varsity Coach, La Junta H.S. (1963)
        Varsity Backfield Coach, La Junta H.S.(1964-68)
                1964 Record: 8-2  SCL Champs, State  AAA Quarter finals
                1965 Record: 9-3  SCL Champs, State AAA Semi-Finals         
                1966 Record: 8-2-1 SCL Champs, State AAA Semi-Finals     
        Head Coach, Ft. Morgan H.S...Coaching record: 26-26-3 (1969-74)
        Head Coach, Pueblo County H.S...Coaching record: 69-47 (1976-84 and 1987-89)
                - Three-time SCL "Coach-of-the-Year" (1976, 1979 and 1984)
                - Five-time McDonald’s "Coach-of-the-Year"(1976, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984)    
                - KCSJ "Coach-of-the-Year" (1984)
                - Team Conference Champs (1979, 1981, 1984)
                - Four-time state qualifier (1979, 1981, 1984, 1988)
   Track:
        Head Coach, La Junta High School (1965-67)    
                - Record Dual Meets 16-2
                - SCL Champions (1965)
                - SCL Runner-ups (1966-67)
            
Occupation: Denton was a Teacher/Coach.            
            
Personal: Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Lynn... Denny passed away at age 74 on June 15, 2009, losing his battle with cancer.

 

 

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