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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Louis "Lou" Amaya

High School: Attended Pueblo Centennial (1940)

College: Oklahoma State University (1951)

Advanced Education: Attended InterAmerican University. - Mexico (1951)...Oklahoma University; West Virginia University.; Middlebury College; Mexico University (1961)

Athletic Accomplishments: Thatcher Elementary School - City Champions all team sports...During his high school career at Pueblo Centennial: Basketball: State Champions 1940 - Captain of the Team...Selected 1st Team All-State Forward. Selected as the top high school basketball player by the Denver Post in the 1940 Outstanding Athletes of High School, College and A.A.U...Football: Runner-up to State Champions in 1939 - Selected 1st Team All-State End...Track: Represented Centennial in State Track Meet. During the Summer Recreation Program: Amaya was a member of City Softball Champions...Member of State Runner-up team in Baseball...Pitched a no-hit, no-run game in both softball and baseball...As an 18 yr. Old and under - City Champion Horseshoe pitcher...

Military Service: U.S. Coast Guard: Pacific Area Basketball Champions for three years...All-Pacific Forward (played with Jim Pollard, Stanford All-American who is in the National Hall of Fame. Played against Joe Fulks, Illinois All-American.)... Received the “Most Versatile Player” Award in the Pacific Area.

College Athletics: Lettered at Indiana University - Freshman year...Transferred to Oklahoma State Univ. after meeting Hank Iba...Played in NCAA Tournaments...Defeated Adolf Rupp's Kentucky "Fabulous Five" in the Sugar Bowl classic... Held All-American Ralph Beard to 3 points.

A.A.U. Basketball Accomplishments: Played for and helped coach Halliburton Oil Well Company...Men's State A.A.U. Champions...Selected to 1st All-Tournament Team and "Most Valuable Player Award."...Received the "Sportsmanship Award."

Coaching Legacy: In 17 years won 340 lost 109, includes Junior High, High School, and College...State A.A.U. Champions while coaching Stillwater Junior High...Reached finals of High School Regional - three years... League "Coach of the Year" While coaching Lebanon, Oregon High School...Began Women's Basketball program as a way to recruit students for Phillips University...First Year won Region IV Championship of large and small colleges (Region IV includes Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas)... Placed fifth in Nationals...Women's State A.A.U. Champions - three consecutive years...Fillies won National Championship 1975 with eight freshman, one sophomore, one junior., and a senior...After Lou quit coaching these same girls won 2nd and 3rd places in the Small College Nationals in 1976 & 1977.

Quotes: This is from an article "Readables" written by Mazie Cox: "Many local resident probably watched ‘Biography - Hank Iba’ on television Tuesday night. If so, and you knew LOU AMAY, when he was teaching here… you must have beamed a little when he was mentioned. In case you didn't see the program MR. IBA stated, ‘Lou Amaya had one of the finest pairs of hands I ever saw.’ Lou probably is not back down to earth yet!”

Occupation: Amaya was a coach at Philips University in Enid, OK.

Personal: Lived in Hennessey, OK...Passed away on April 14, 1999 from Parkinson's Disease...Was married to Pat Whitlock.

 

 

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