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 M. Folda

High School: Attended Sterling, CO H.S., graduating in 1961...Won three letters each playing basketball (guard) and Golf/Tennis.

College: Went to Northeastern Junior College where he played basketball (guard) and was a member of the golf team for two seasons (1961-63)... Folda transferred to the University of Northern Colorado (where he graduated in 1966), and played two seasons as a guard on the Bears' basketball team (1963-65).
 
Coaching Career: Joe's basketball coaching career spanned 38 years with his first 16 years being at the high school level... Folda began at Siebert H.S. (1967-68) then moved to Holy Family H.S. for three years (1968-71)... His longest tenured coaching in high school was at Sydney, Neb., H.S. where he spent eight years (1971-78) before concluding his H.S. coaching at his alma mater, Sterling H.S. for four seasons (1978-81)...Folda moved on to Eastern Washington University (EWU) where he coached for three seasons (1984-87) before taking the reins of the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo) for 19 years (1987-2005).

Administration: Folda served as the interim Athletic Director twice at CSU-Pueblo, first from 2000-01 (six months) and again from 2002-03 (eight months) before taking over the reins of the Thunderwolves athletic program permanently in 2005.

Achievements: Posted a career college record of 355 wins and 237 losses, winning 313 of those games while at CSU-Pueblo (against 195 losses) and was an even 42-42 at EWU...Led the Thunderwolves to three Colorado Athletic Conference (CAC) titles in 1991, 1994 and 96...His 1991 squad earned a berth in the NAIA National Tourney and ranked as high as No. 12...Folda's 1998 team won the 1998 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC - conference renamed from CAC) West Division, earned a No. 20 National Ranking and a berth in the NCAA North Central Regional.

Notable Athletes Coached: Guy Taylor, Bob Carmody, Damon Williams, Maurice Blanding, Tommie Robinson, Anthony Bird, Reco Burt, Alfred Sanchez, Matt Michael, Kelly Dorenkamp.

Occupation:  Basketball Coach/ Athletic Director Colorado State University - Pueblo  

Personal:  Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Rosalie.

 

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