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
Friday, 24 November 2017

GPSA Meetings

Below is a list of remaining meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2018 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.

Jan. 15 Feb. 19 Mar. 19 Apr. 16
May 21 Aug. 20 Sept. 17 Oct. 15

 

Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2018 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 14. Go to the Application Tab above to download and fill out an application today.

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Gene Hochevar

High School: Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.(PCHS), graduating in 1960...Earned three varsity letters playing end and receiver on the Shamrocks football team...Selected to the All-Conference and All-State teams two years each...Played in the High School All-Star game in Pueblo...During the 1959 season, Hochevar scored the most points of anyone in Pueblo: 42 points (Touchdowns), 27 points (PATs) - 69 points scored...Also played and lettered three years in basketball (forward) and baseball (1st base) for PCHS earning spots on the All-Conference and All-State two years each for both basketball and baseball.

College: Went to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley, CO and graduating with a B.A. in 1964...Hochevar was awarded a football scholarship to UNC where he lettered three season on the Bears gridiron team.

Advanced Education: Obtained a M.A. from UNC in 1967.

Coaching Background: Begin his coaching career as a defensive coordinator on the football team at Englewood H.S., in Denver, CO from 1964-66 and took over the reins of the program in 1967...Hochevar was the the youngest 4A head Coach in Colorado at 26 years old...In 1969, Gene went to the University of Oklahoma (OU) where he spent nine years (1969-77) as the offensive line coach...While at OU, Hochevar helped the Sooners to two National Championships and eight Big Eight Championships and seven bowl games (three Orange Bowls, 2 Sugar Bowls and one Blue Bonnet and Fiesta Bowl)...His offense led the Nation: Rushing offense, Total offense, Single game rushing record, Total points scored...Gene coached 27 All-Conference Linemen, eight All-American Offensive lineman; and one Outland Trophy winner and blocked for two Heisman Trophy winners...Hochevar recruited John Rousch, Elvis Peacock, Fred Nixon, Reggie Kinlaw, Mike Reiley, Kenny King...All were drafted by pro teams after graduation...He was considered the best offensive line coach in the country and spoke at over 25 major coaching clinics...Returned to Colorado to for three years (1979-81) as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado where he coached the offensive line and then became the Offensive Coordinator, Quarterback Coach and Assistant Coach...Gene recruited Mark and Dan DeRose and Brian Miles from Pueblo...After Chuck Fairbanks (head Coach at C.U.) left C.U. to take a job coaching the New Jersey Generals, Gene had the opportunity to go with him, he chose to stay in Colorado...Became the executive Vice President at R.B. Marich, Inc. an investment banking firm in Denver...To stay close to football, Gene hosted his own weekly sports talk show with KYBG Radio...He also did the radio color commentary for several CSU Ram football game and was the television color commentator of three Big Eight games on prime sports network on cable.

Achievements: Hochevar teamed up with Mark Koenig and ex-athletic trainer at OU and CU, and Ted Layne to author a book entitled "Who's Coaching Your Kids?" published by Safesport Publishing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The book has been endorsed by Parent, Parade, Sports Illustrated, the National Association of Youth League Coaches and several major college coaches...Hochevar was the author of several articles on coaching and blocking techniques in major publications.

What They Said: Gene Hochevar, Mark Koenig, & Ted LayneCo-Author of the Book "Who's Coaching Your Kids?"... Gene Hochevar has established a record of excellence in both the play and the coaching of athletics, at the high school and college levels. From multiple All-State honors for his success in the play of high school football, basketball and baseball, to the coaching of 10 All-American football players at two major American universities, Hochevar has demonstrated his knowledge of competitive sports in general, and of all aspects of football in particular. Having lettered for three years at the University of Northern Colorado where he attended on a football scholarship, he became head football coach at Englewood High School in Colorado in 1967. He then served as offensive line coach at the University of Oklahoma, where he stayed for nine years before becoming assistant head coach and offensive coordinator of the University of Colorado...He is a noted guest speaker at high school sports banquets and coaching clinic’s nation-wide, and has been in demand as color commentator and guest on numerous television and radio broadcasts of football games and football related programs...Hochevar holds an M.A. in Secondary Education and a B.A. in Social Sciences and Physical Education from the University of Northern Colorado...Married and the father of two children. Hochevar makes his home in Boulder, Colorado, where he is Executive Vice-President of a prominent Denver based Investment banking venture capital firm.”

Occupation: Gene was in the oil business in Oklahoma at the time of his death.

Personal: Lived in Boulder, CO with his wife Donna Sue (college swetheart and CSU Homecoming Queen)...Had two children, a daughter, Kristin and a son, Eric... Passed away on December 2, 2010 at age 68.

  

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