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

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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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Williard Stanley Kettering

High School: Attended Lisbon H.S., Lisbon, Iowa, graduating in 1909... Played four years (1905-09) of football.

College: Went Cornell College, in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, where he graduated in 1914...Was a member of the football team from 1910-13 and baseball squad (1911-14)  

Advanced Education: Furthered his education at the Bob Guppke School of Coaching at the University of Illinois (UI), graduating in 1920... Played baseball in the 3-1 League which consisted  of teams from Iowa, Illinois, Indiana for five years (1910-15) while attending summer school at UI.
                                          
Coaching Background: Started his football coaching career at West Union Iowa H.S. (1919-20)...Moved to Colorado to take the reins of the Pueblo Centennial H.S. football program where he compiled a seven-year (1920-26) record of 29-21-4... Willard re-instated a defunct athletic program between Pueblo Central H.S. and Pueblo Centennial H.S. upon his arrival to Pueblo in 1920...In 1923, Kettering's Bulldog team beat Pueblo Central H.S. led by Earl "Dutch" Clark during his junior season 5-0 on 11/29/23 and defeated Clark's team during his senior year, 22-13, in 1924...Willard also coached basketball, baseball, track and rifle at Pueblo Centennial H.S...His rifle teams won High honors in Regional, State, and National Matches and were the state high school Division Champs 1930, 1931, 1932.

Year-by-year record for Kettering as Centennial H.S. football coach.

    1920    3-3-0            
    1921    4-4-0        
    1922    5-2-1        
    1923    6-2-1
    1924    5-3-0
    1925    2-2-2
    1926    4-5-0

 

Administration: After his coaching career closed, Kettering moved up to become the Athletic Director at Pueblo Centennial H.S., a position he held for 14 years (1927-41)...He was responsible for organizing the First Annual Centennial Track Meet in 1927...Kettering retired in 1941 and was called into service a reserve officer during World War II.

Achievements: Willard was honored in 1976 by Pueblo Centennial as a "Master Teacher" at Centennial's Bi-Centennial Banquet.

Occupation: Teacher/Coach/Athletic Director - School District #60  - Centennial H.S.

Personal: Lived in Pueblo until his death on June 16, 1983.

 

  

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