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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Tano Ozzello

High School: Attended Trinidad H.S., in Trinidad, CO, graduating in 1951.

College: Went to the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO where he graduated in 1955.

Advanced Education: Tano continued his post-graduate studies at Adams State College in Alamosa, CO working on a Masters Degree...He also earned a Principal Certificate from the University of Denver and a Superintendent Certificate from Western State College in Gunnison, CO.                                          

Coaching Background: Ozzello coached both football and basketball at Pueblo Catholic/Roncalli...As the Shamrocks basketball coach, he posted an 85-15 record and won the Southern Colorado Parochial League crown four straight years from 1964-67... On March 4, 1968 in Roncalli's fist year in the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA), they got beat in the last quarter in a game against the Wheat Ridge Farmer.

Contributor: Spent 35 years in education administration... Tano begin his career as a teacher/coach for four years (1955-59) at Primero Union School, moved on to work the next three years (1960-63) in the Trinidad Public Schools the came to Pueblo where he worked at Pueblo Catholic High School from 1963-71...Ozzello worked for one year (1971) as both the Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at Roncalli High School in Pueblo before moving to the eastern plains and taking over the Principal duties for the next 20 years at La Junta High School from 1971-91...Tano was a member of the Executive Committee for the CHSAA for seven years (1983-90) and served as its President for two years (1987-89)...Ozzello played a key roll on the development and implementation of "War On Drugs" program that includes a series of statewide seminars for high school and junior high students, as well as coaches and parents, to battle the war on drugs.

What They Said:  "Ozzello was as crafty as he was animated and high-spirited, one of the city’s more interesting and successful coaches."-- Dave Socier, The Pueblo Chieftain

Occupation:  Teacher/Coach/Administrator

Personal: Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Mary.. Passed away on February 24, 2005 at age 71.

 

 

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