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GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

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Massari Arena
Colo State Univ.- Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

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Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

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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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Keith Allen Lane

High School: Attended Pueblo East, graduating in 1976...Played four years (1972-76) of football at defensive back for the Eagles.

Semi-Pro-Football: Was a member of the Pueblo Crusaders, Semi-Pro team for a season playing defensive back (1987) and worked for one season each as the teams offensive coordinator (1988) and defensive coordinator (1989).

Coaching Background: Lane was one of the founding coaches of a new league formed in 1979 called the Junior Football League (JFL) set up for junior-high level kids, and the first one for Heaton Middle School (the league is still in operation)...Keith begin his coaching career as an assistant football coach (1981-88) and head track (1982-89) coach at Rye H.S. in Rye, Colorado for eight years ...Five out of the eight years Lane coached at Rye, the varsity team played in state semi-final games and lost to eventual state champion each time...During those years, Rye, as a 1-A school, produced four All-State players...In 1988, they had the state's leading rusher (Frank Whalen) regardless of classification...In 1986, three out of starting five interior linemen were chosen on first team all-league and the other two on the second team...He also coached the Thunderbolts boys Junior Varsity (JV) basketball team for seven seasons (1981-87)...In all seven years as JV coach, the JV team won seven league championships, and had a 84-25 win/loss record - they never lost a league game.  In 1982, the Rye Varsity team won the 1-A State Championship...As the head track coach, Lane-led teams were the League Champion eight consecutive years; Southeastern District Champion 1982 and 1987 and Southeastern District runners-up in 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1989...School records broken during all those years in triple jump, long jump, high jump, two-mile, 800-meter run; a District record established in 100-meter dash in 1985 that was still standing in 1992...Lane moved to Pueblo in 1989 and became the head football coach for the next 11 years (1989-99) at Pueblo East H.S., where he posted a Win/Loss record of 53-61...Named the South-Central League Coach of the year in 1995...The Eagles made three straight football playoff appearances; reached state quarterfinals...In 1996, his Eagles beat the top-ranked 4A team, it was the first football playoff victory for East, a record that still stands...Produced four All-State Players (John Reardon, Sol Garcia, Carlos Maes, George Carroll); One Rocky Mountain News All-Colorado Team Player (1996 - Receiver George Carroll), who went on to play for University of Northern Colorado...Brought home to East H.S. the coveted "Cannon" four straight years beginning in 1993, the first time the cannon was won by an East High Football team since 1982...Finished out his coaching career as the head football coaching job at Pueblo West H.S.(PWHS), a position he held for four years (2000-04)... Lane's Win/Loss record at PWHS was 14-36...Pueblo West had been in existence three years when Keith took over as the head football coaching duties...The team had just been moved from 2A to 3A classification, which in effect was a move up two classifications since four of the teams in the league had been in 4A and changed to 3A for two years (2000-2001)...He knew what it’d take to have a top-notch program and he and his assistant coaches set about to build a strong foundation upon which to build in the ensuing years...It was learning and building time for PWHS players and a challenge for the coaching staff but players and coaches never gave up...Other teams began to  recognize them; in the early part of the 2002 season, PWHS was ranked 9th in the state 3A classification by the Rocky Mountain News...Players such as John Gersick, Matt Gersick, Steve Jordan were some who went on to college  football, playing for Adams State College... In 2003, Keith also served part-time as the PWHS. Athletic Director, and  2004 served as the AD in addition to coaching duties...In 2005, he became Athletic Director full time.      

Contributions:
Worked two sunmmers (1979-80) as the Assistant Director Baseball for the Pueblo Old Timers Baseball Association (POTBA).
Serve as the Assistant Athletic Director at Pueblo West H.S. for one year (2003) before being promoted to Athletic Director for a position he has held since 2004.
Guest Speaker at Nike Coach of the Year Football Clinic in 1996.
Guest Speaker at Colorado All-State Football Clinic in 1997.
South-Central League President 1996-1998
South-Central League representative  for all-state selection committee.

Professional Affiliations and Achievements:
Past President of South-Central League of Athletic Directors.
Serves as a member on the Colorado High Schools Association (CHSAA) Board of Control.
Serves on the CHSAA Football Committee.

Keith has a connection to five championship teams in three different Sports:
    1. Assistant Basketball Coach 1982 Rye H.S. State Championship Team
    2. Defensive Coordinator - 1989 Pueblo Crusaders Semi-Pro Football National Championship Team
    3. Athletic Director 2004/2005 Back-to-Back Pueblo West high School Girls State 4A Softball Champions
    4. Athletic Director 2007 - Pueblo West H.S. State 4A Football Champions.

Under Keith’s leadership, PWHS has built an exceptionally strong athletic program. In addition to the team championships referenced above, they have produced five individual State 4A wrestling champions for 2004-2008, an individual boys State 4A shot put champion in 2004, individual boys State 4A high-jump champion in 2005, individual boys State 4A golf champion in 2006...The volleyball teams have dominated locally, winners of multiple S-CL titles.  The Cyclones are consistently strong contenders in baseball & in boys & girls basketball, soccer, swimming,     tennis, cross-country.  Four years ago, they added boys & girls La Crosse co-op teams (made up of all local high schools plus Canon City.).    

Personal: Keith, who is retired, lives in Pueblo with his wife, Vonda.


  

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