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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Harry Hugh "Chief" Simmons

High School: Attended El Paso County H.S. in Colorado Springs, CO., and Ramah H.S. in Ramah, Colorado in the 1930s, playing basketball at forward being 6’4”.
   
College: Went to the University of Colorado and earned two undergraduate degrees in 1937 and 1938... Was All-League selection in the old Rocky Mountain Faculty Athletic Conference playing center on the Buffaloes basketball squad.

Advanced Education: Simmons did his post-graduate work at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, graduating with a Masters degree in 1951.

Military: 1st Lt U.S. Marine Corps... Played basketball for the San Diego Marines...While stationed overseas, Simmons played on the Southwest Pacific Marine All-Stars team that went undefeated...He also played for Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 61.

Coaching Background: Started coaching in 1939 at Vineland High School...Simmons also coached at Fountain High School, Trinidad State Junior College, Pueblo Junior College (PJC) and Southern Colorado State College - SCSC (now CSU-Pueblo)...While coaching at PJC, Simmons' 13 of his teams competed in post-season tournaments including seven trips to the National Junior College Championships (NJJC)...When Simmons took over at SCSC, seven of his ten SCSC squads competed in post-season tournaments...Harry also coached football, baseball, golf, tennis and track as well as athletic director and professor of physical education at SCSC

National Junior College Athletic Association Championship Finishes:

Year Finish
1947 5th Place
1956 6th Place
1957 3rd Place
1960 8th Place
1961

National Champions

 

 

 

 

 

Coaching Achievements:
     Pueblo Junior College:
         - National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) "Coach of the Year"  while at in 1961.

     Southern Colorado State College
         - District #7 Coach of the Year (1964 and 1965)
         - NAIA Dist. #7 Champions (1965)
         - NCAA College West Regional - Champions (1972)
         - Three Great Plains Athletic Conference Championships (1963, 1972 and 1973)
         - Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Coach of the Year (1973)

33-Year Basketball Coaching Record:  603-262 for a .697 winning percentage.  Includes the following:
    Three years of High School: 82-15
    20 years of Junior College: 347-161
    10 years at four-year College: 174-86

Occupation:  Harry was a Teacher/Basketball Coach/Athletic Director at Southern Colorado State College (Now CSU-Pueblo).

Personal: Lived on Pueblo... Passed away on March 27, 1990.

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