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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John DeNardo

High School: Attended Pueblo Central year, graduating 1943...Played two seasons of football at fullback for the Wildcats (1941-42).

College: Went to Pueblo Junior College (PJC) and played on the football team for two years at fullback...Graduated after World War II in 1949... Furthered his education at Western State College (WSC) in Gunnison, CO, graduating in 1951...
Played both linebacker and fullback for the Mountaineers football team for two seasons (1949-50)...Also spent one season on the wrestling mat.

Advanced Education: DeNardo graduated with his Master's degree in 1960 from WSC.

Coaching Career: Spent five season each as a a coach of the Old Timers Baseball league and the head football coach at Pleasant View (1951-55)...Led Pleasant View to the State Baseball Championship in 1952...Moved on to become the
head football coach at Pueblo County H.S. for five years (1954-58)... DeNardo led the Hornets to the 1954 league football title...Served for five seasons as the wrestling coach (154-59)...John led the 1957 wrestling squad to the District Championship, and coached Eugene Cozzolino, the state champion at 103 lbs...Named to coach the Pueblo South H.S. golf team on four occasions (1960, 1963, 1970 and 1971)...Also spent four seasons (1963-66) as the wrestling coach and two (1962-63) as the baseball coach for the Colts...Denardo's 1964 wrestling team won East Tournament and the District Tournament...His 1966 wrestling team posted a record of 11-2-1...Denardo was selected to run the Pueblo South football program for four years (1966-69)... He was selected to coach the North/South team in the 1969 gridiron All Star game...He posted a combined wrestling record 61-20-3 and  football record of 35-56-1, coaching at both Pueblo County H.S. and  Pueblo South H.S.

After Coaching: DeNardo retired from coaching 1970 and put efforts into teaching and served as Activities Director at South H.S. until he retired 1982.

Occupation: Teacher/Coach

Personal:  Lived in Pueblo, CO with his wife, Mary E. DeGrado...Passed away on April 26, 2013.

 

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