GPSA Locations

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

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, 20 February 2018

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.

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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James Dale "Ox" Smith

High School: Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1940... Played four seasons football and basketball for the Bulldogs (1936-40)...On the gridiron, James played in the trenches (line) and earned All-Conference and Second Team All-State... Smith was a starter on "Big 6" of the Bulldogs basketball team that won the 1940 State Championship.    

College: Went to Colorado University where he played football for the Buffaloes and graduated in 1946.

Advanced Education: Worked in his post-graduate studies at Colorado College, earning a M.A. degree in 1965

Professionally: Smith was a member of the Los Angeles Don's professional football team.

Coaching Background: James was the head football coach for five years (1951-55), amassing a 21-25-1 record and also spent two seasons as the head basketball coach (1956-57)

    Basketball and Wrestling official
    Chairman Social Studies Department - Pueblo East H.S.
    Activities Director - Pueblo South H.S. (1973-77)

Occupation: Ox was a teacher/coach/administrator and began teaching and coaching at Pueblo Centennial H.S.

Personal: Lived in Pueblo with his wife Ruth...They had two children, Dan and Peggy... James passed away in August, 1977 at age 54.




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