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, 26 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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James A. "Spank" Blasing

James A. 'Spank' BlasingJames A. 'Spank' BlasingHigh School: Went to Manhattan, Kansas, H.S., graduated in 1941... Four-year letterman on both the football and track teams (1938-41)... Was all-state in football (1940-41).

College: Went to Trinidad Junior College (TJC) to play football two years (1941-43) and track one season (1942)... Two-time all Conference selection in both football and track at TJC..."Spank's" coach at TJC was Harry Simmons...Transferred to Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas (graduated in 1949).

Advanced education: Worked on his Masters Degree at Kansas State University (graduated in 1954)...
 
Coaching Career: Spent five years (1949-54) as an All Sports Coach at Clifton, Kansas H.S. an two years (1954-56) at  Chapman, Kansas Community H.S...Worked for 28 years (1956-84) as an All Sports Coach at Pueblo Junior College (PJC)...Also served for five season (1959-63) as Track Coach at PJC...Named track coach at Southern Colorado State College (SCSC)... In 1965 at the NAIA National Meet, the 440-relay team finished 5th in the Nation...During the 1966 season, the mile relay finished 6th and the team finished 22nd...John Martinez finished 3rd in the mile to become SCSC's 1st All American...Gene Morenz was 5th in 880...At the First NCAA College Division Meet in 1967, the team placed 7th in the Nation. John Martinez won the mile and mile-relay team won.  Members were Clayton Gail, John Martinez, Gene Morenz & Isaac Barnes...All were named to All-American Team...Coached the cross country team at University of Southern Colorado (USC)... Team Scored 5th in Nation...Served as All Sports - Athletic Director & Assistant AD at USC.

Occupation:  Teacher/Coach/Assistant Athletic Director - PJC, SCSC, and USC

Personal:  Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Frances, Boles... Passed away on January 13, 2007.

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