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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

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Tuesday, 26 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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Fred John Rodriquez

Before High School: Rodriquez played Old Timers Baseball in the outfield/pitcher four years (1952-55)...Played quarterback at Keating Junior High for a season and earned one varsity letter (1956)
    
High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1960...Played for three seasons at quarterback for the Wildcats earning two varsity letters...Led his team to a victory in the South All-State (Star) Game in 1960...Also played three years (1958-60) of baseball - lettering twice while patrolling the outfield and wrestled during his senior season as a heavyweight (165 lbs).

Between Summers during High School: Fred was a three-year member 91957-69) of the American Legion Post 203, playing in the outfield.

College: Started his college career at Pueblo Junior College (PJC) for a year (1960) where he earned a letter playing quarterback on the football team... Rodriquez also played two seasons (1961-62) of baseball in the outfield at PJC...Fred transferred to Adams State College in Alamosa, CO, and played one season of football (1963) as the Grizzlies quarterback and also one season wrestling in the heavyweight division at 190 lbs.  

After College: Fred participated for seven years playing softball (outfielder) in the Pueblo City Recreation League (1954-70)...He played in the outfield for the Fast Pitch League for 11 seasons (1960-71) and the Pueblo City League for three more (1971-73).

Recreational: Rodriguez played golf as a hacker golfer before retiring in 1982.
    
Coaching Background: Rodriquez coached at both the junior high and high school level in Pueblo.
    Football:       
        - Coach Junior Bantam League (1961)
       -  Assistant Coach, Freed Jr. High School (1968-71)
        - Assistant Coach, Pueblo Centennial H.S. (1971-76)
        - Assistant Coach, Pueblo Central H.S. (1976-78)
    Wrestling:      
        - Head Coach, Freed Junior High School (1968-71)
        - Assistant Coach, Pueblo Centennial H.S. (1971-76)
        - Head Coach,  Pueblo Central H.S. (1976-83)
        - Coached two State Champions: Pat Vialpando at 119 lbs and Chris Archuleta at 126 lbs., in 1982.
        - Coached two State Runner-ups: Joe Ridriquez at 98 lbs and Gary Rivas at 105 lbs., in 1977.
        - South Central League Co-Champions with 10-1 record
        - South Central League Districts  2nd Place    
        
Administration:        
    - Activities Director for seven years at Pueblo Central H.S. (1983-90)
    - Served as District#60 Activities Director for six years (1993-99).
    - Director of Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) - State Basketball Seeding Committee
    - Director of the Colorado State Cross Country Meet for 13 years 1984-1997.
    - CHSAA Director for baseball (9 yrs), Volleyball (4 yrs), Track (2 yrs) and served as a Board Member of the Appeals Committee

Honors:    
    - Quarterback of the 1960 CHSAA North/South All-Star Football Game
     (Upset the North team that was favored by two touchdowns).
    - Made the PJC 1960 All-Star Baseball Team playing in the outfield.
    - South Central League Baseball - Fred was an Excellent hitter with 14 hits out of 32 at bats for a .438 average near end
      of the season.
    - Against Trinidad , Rodriquez went 5 for 6 with two triples, one double and two singles.  He scored 5 runs with 4 RBI
      using a wooden bat.
    - Old Timers - Played for Hillside Dairy pitching a no hit, no run game and striking out 8 batters with his brother Charlie
      Rodriguez catching.
    - Softball - State Champions for 16 - 18 year old division 1957, 1958, and 1959.
    - Inducted into the CHSAA Hall of Fame in 2010.

Summary: Fred has enjoyed 34 years as Coach, Educator and Administrator and has many people to thank - Central High School, Don Wager (printing teacher), Ed Lesar (football/baseball coach), John Rivas (wrestling coach), Sollie Raso (principal), Bill Brown (football coach), Bob Overstake (football coach), Jim Ranson (baseball coach), and Sally Apodaca (teacher).
        
Occupation: Fred was a teacher/coach/administrator

Personal: Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Esther.

 

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