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
Tuesday, 21 November 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.

 Nov. 20

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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Edward "Ed" Lesar

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1939... Played end on the football team and was part of the Wildcats 1938 state championship team.
 
College: Went to Denver University (DU) for three years, enlisted in the Marines in 1943 and returned to DU and graduated in 1947... Played three years of football (end) and baseball, lettering twice on the Pioneers football team and three time on the baseball squad.

Coaching Background: Started his coaching career at Pueblo Central H.S. where he spent nine years (1947-55) as an assistant football...Took over as head coach of the Wildcats football team the following season (1956) and spent the next 10 years prowling the sidelines until 1965...Returned for one more season in 1969... Posted a career record of 77 wins 32 losses and 1o ties in 11 years... Lesar guided the 'Cats to two state championships (1961, 65) and one state runner-up finish in 1958...Ed was also the head coach of the 'Cats baseball squad and an assistant on the wrestling team...Under Lesar's tutelage, the Wildcats were 147-65, won two state baseball championships in 1950 and 1956, five South Central Championships and coached five members who are enshrined in the GPSA Hall of Fame: Joe Mohorcich & Frank Deleon (pitching), Chuck DePietro (3rd base), Nathaniel Jones (2nd base), Walt Pickard (catcher).

State Champions Coached:


Year

Record
Player(s) Coached in
the GPSA Hall of Fame
 
Side Note
1956 7-2-1 Nick Graham  
1957 7-2-1 Rich Vivoda  
1958 10-1-1 Nick Graham, Rich Vivoda, Roger Hargraves

Lost to South Denver Rebels (6-7) State Runner-ups

1959 6-4-0 Fred Rodriguez  
1960 5-4-1 John Salimeno  
1961 12-0-0 John Salimeno, Dennis Hagaman, Jerry Cunico Beat the Lakewood Tigers (34-0) State Champions
1962 5-4-1  

 

1963 3-4-3    
1964 1-6-2    
1965 11-3-0   Beat the Ft. Collins (14-0) State Champions
1969 10-2-0  

Lost to Poudre Impalas (6-21) in the State Semi-Finals




                                             
                         
Occupation: Teacher/Coach at Pueblo Central H.S.
    
Personal: Lived in Pueblo... Passed away after losing his battle with cancer  on January 14, 1971 at age 49.   

 

 

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