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
Friday, 24 November 2017

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.

Jan. 15 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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Joseph L. "Joe" Massaro Jr.

High School: Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1963...Played football (lineman) and baseball (outfield) for the Bulldogs for three seasons...On the gridiron, Massaro earned All-City, All-Conference, Denver Post All-State,  and made the CHSAA All-State Team in 1962-63...Played on the baseball team that was the South Central champions and was awarded All-City and All-Conference honors.

College: Went to Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo, CO where he graduated 1967... Played one year of football (1963) as a lineman and two years (1964-65) in the outfield on the Indians baseball squad.

Advanced Education: Furthered his education at Adams State College in Alamosa, CO and  the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.      

Coaching Background: Joe amassed 32 years of total coaching experience in football and baseball...He begin his career Coaching American Legion and Babe Ruth Baseball (25 years)... His teams won five League championships, won the state championships in 1990 coaching 16-year olds and finishing runner-up at state in 1973 and fourth in 1972...His career record coaching baseball was 220 wins with 199 losses...He was an assistant football coach at Centennial H.S., for 10 years (1967-77)...Massaro's baseball coaching career started at Pueblo Centennial H.S. where he spent three season (1967-70) as an assistant and then 10 years (1971-81) as the head coach...Joe briefly coached at the college level, spending four years (1981-85) as an assistant coach for the University of Southern Colorado...He retuedn to the H.S. ranks, taking over the baseball program at Pueblo Central H.S. for 13 years (1986-99)...Joe led the Wildcats to three consecutive City Championships (1988-90), three State Regional appearances (1988, 1996, 1999), two South Central League Championships (1988, 1999: a three way tie), one Will Rogers League Championship (1990), South Central League runner-up finish (1989), and a District Championship (1999)...Massaro helped 30 players earn scholarships to play college baseball including John Davis a Pueblo Centennial H.S. product who was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the seventh round as a pitcher in June, 1981.. Davis went on pitch for the Royals, Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres.

Honors:
    Three-time South Central League "Coach-of-the-Year" (1973, 1987, 1988).    
    Boettcher Foundation-Teacher Recognition Award (1992).                   
    American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Century Club - 100 wins in 1992.   
    Greater Pueblo Sports Hall of Fame (1995).       
    ABCA - 30 year Coaching Award (1997)
    Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) Baseball "Coach-of-the-Year" Award (1997)
    ABCA District VII National Regional "Coach-of-the-Year" Award (1997)
    Centennial High School Athletic Hall of Fame Award (2002)            

Professional Affiliations:
    ABCA     
    National High School Baseball Coaches Association (NHBCA).
    Colorado High School Baseball Coaches Association (1967-99).
    Runyon Field Board of Directors.
    CHSAA State Baseball Committee (1989-91).

Contributions:
    Assisted with Baseball Clinics and Camps.
    Assist with MLSB professional try-out Camps.
    Author of article for Official Publication of the National Federation of High School Association (NFHSA).
    
Occupation: Massaro was a Teacher/Coach
    
Personal:  Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Gail.

 

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