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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Joseph "George" Kaplan

High School: Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S., graduating in 1966...Was a four-year (1963-66) member of the Shamrocks football team (quarterback) and basketball squad (forward)... Starting QB in three state championship games...Named to the All-State team in 1965 by the Denver Post-Rocky Mountain News...Played in the All-State football game his senior season... On the basketball team, Kaplan was a two year starter and shares or holds record for career rebounds, rebounds in a season and rebounds per game...Named to the All-City team his senior year (1966)... George also started at catcher for three years (1964-66) on the baseball team, and was selected to play in Senior All-Star Game vs. Colorado Springs... Spent his only season (freshman year: 1963) on the track squad, running in the hurdles event.

College: Went to the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado (UNC) where he graduated in 1971...Kaplan received a scholarship to the University of Colorado (CU)...He had to compete with Bobby Anderson for QB... George ended up transferring to (UNC)...Earned a football scholarship to play for the Bears... Red-shirted his sophomore year (1968) as he  transferred CU...From 1969-70 (two eyars), George was the starting quarterback for UNC< compiling a record of 18-2. 

Coaching Background: Spent nine seasons (1977-85) as the head football coach at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colorado... He amassed a record of 59-33-2, winning three conference championships and making four state playoff appearances...Kaplan also was the head varsity baseball coach for three seasons (1974-76) at Poudre High School.

Administration: George served for eight years (1994-2002) as the Athletic Director at Poudre High School and was a member of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) soccer committee for two years (2000-02).

Affiliations: Kaplan was a member of the Northern Colorado Coaches Association (NCCA), the Colorado Coaches Association (CCA), and the National Football Coaches Association (NFCA).

Occupation:  Teacher/ Coach, Administrator  Poudre High School

Personal:  Lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with his wife, Ginny.

  

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