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
Monday, 25 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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Jerry L. Ellis

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1947

College: Went to Colorado State College of Education (now UNC), graduated in 1954...

Advanced Education: Completed his Master's Degree at Western State College, Gunnison, CO in 1960.
 
Coaching Background: Jerry Started his coaching career in 1950 where he spend the first three years coaching both the football and J.B. Basketball teams at Lakeside/Vineland H.S...He then moved on Pueblo County H.S. to become an assistant coach for both the football and wrestling programs for three years (1954-57) and took the reins of the Hornets baseball team for four season (1954-57)...

Contributor:  Ellis moved into education administration for the next 30+ years starting out as an Assistant Principal & Athletic Director Pueblo County H.S. for three years (1957-60)...He spent one year as the Principal at Pleasant View Junior High (1960-61) and returned to take over the Principal duties Pueblo County H.S. for the next decade (1961-71)...Ellis made the move to the District #70 administration building, working for three years (1971-73) as the Director of Instructions, then as the Associate Superintendent School for the next 10 years (1973-83)...Jerry took over the reins of the district in 1983, as the Superintendent and worked in that capacity for the next three years...Ellis also worked for 10 years with Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA), first as a six-year member of the Board of Control (1966-72), then with the Executive Committee for three years (1972-74) and finally as its President for a year (1973-74)...As a member of CHSAA, Jerry was instrumental in getting new classifications for the schools, bring about the weight certifications for wrestlers by doctors, the formation of girl sports and equal funding as that of the boys, and the bringing of the state baseball game to Pueblo.

What They Said: "Jerry was a former coach with a coach's drive.  He reminded me of a used car salesman, a guy who wouldn't take 'No' for an answer.  He 'SOLD' Pueblo County High Athletics and at the same time maintained his position as an Educator. Jerry had the leadership that was necessary in getting the community to build the County Football Stadium.”  -- as written by Dave Socier on an article about the 4 Horsemen of Pueblo County High School and describes Jerry this way.

Occupation:  Teacher/Coach/Administrator  School District #70, Pueblo, CO

Personal:  Lived in Pueblo with his wife, JoAnn... Passed away, September 10, 2008

 

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