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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

Top Panel
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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William B. “Bill” Hodges, Jr.

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S. and graduated in 1965.

College: Went to Southern Colorado State College (SCSC), graduating in 1970.

Advanced Education: Obtained two Masters Degrees, one from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO (1978) and Adams State College (1989).

Coaching Background: Spent seven years (1974-80) as an assistant football coach at Manzanola H.S. before becoming the head coach in 1981 and continuing in that capacity for 14 years (1981-94).
Accomplishments as the football coach at Manzanola H.S.

1) Selected as Colorado Sidelines 8-man "Coach-of-the-Year" in 1982
2) Team - State Semi-finalist (1982)
3) Selected as Division III "Coach-of-the-Year" (1982)
4) State Playoffs - 1990
5) Selected to coach East-West All Star Game (1991)
6) Selected Fisher Peak League "Coach-of-the-Year" in 1992
7) Selected to coach 6-man/8-man All State game in 1993
8) Elected President of Division III 8-man Football from 1986-1987
9) Coached All American Garrett Neugebauer - 1991
10) Career Record: 33-30-0 (.524 winning percentage)



Spent two years (1970-72) as a volunteer assistant wrestling and baseball coach at Pueblo Centennial H.S., before taking over the program in Manzanola in 1974 for the next 20+ years.
Accomplishments as the wrestling coach at Manzanola H.S.

1) Selected to coach North-South All State Dual - 1979
2) Coached 12 individual State Champions
3) Coached three individual State Runner-ups
4) Coached 38 individual State place winners
5) Coached two State A-AA Outstanding Wrestlers (Matt Martinez 1978 & Jonah Olguin 1990
6) Coached five All American wrestlers - Hank Finch 1985, Jonah Olguin 1991 (two time) Thaddeus Olguin 1994, & William Hillyer 1994
7) Coached three District Championship Teams (1976, 1977, 1981)
8) Coached three District 2nd Place Teams (1978, 1982, 1990)
9) Coached four District 3rd Place Teams (1979, 1982, 1990)
10) Coached nine teams who finished in the top 10 in State
11) Coached four wrestlers who wrestled at the High School National Wrestling Championships
12) Coached 35 District Champs and 8 Regional Champs
13) Dual Meet Record 106-61-0 (.623 Average)

 

Also coached basketball (1975), baseball - assistant (six years: 1975-80) and head coach (four years: 1981-84) and track (head coach for four years:1990-93) where he posted a meet record of 57-20 (.524 winning percentage) at Manzanola H.S.

Automobile Racing: Spent eight years (1966-72 and 1982-83) as a driver on the Beacon Hill Speedway circuit...Scored the most season points at Beacon Hill in 1970 and was the Hobby Stock Track Champion...Finished fourth in the season points total standing at Beacon Hill and Colorado Springs Raceway (1971)...Bill also drove at Sportsman Park in Colorado Springs and Englewood Speedway in Denver for three seasons (1970-72)...He worked as a Corner Flag Man from 1972-77, Head Flag Man (1981-82) and on the Technical Committee for 11 years (1970-80)... Spent five years in on a pit crew at Beacon Hill (1977-83).

Contributor: Bill was the Director Southeast Division of the Colorado High School Wrestling Coaches Association (CHSWCA) for 11 years (1970-80), the athletic director at both Manzanola Jr. High School and Manzanola High School since 1986 and worked on the Colorado State Wrestling Committee from 1989-83...He also was elected in 1993 to the State Board of Control for Colorado High Schools Activity Association (CHSAA)

Occupation: Teacher/Coach Manzanola, Colorado

Personal: Lives in Rocky Ford, CO with his wife, Geri Ann

 

  

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