Year Inducted: 1998
Nominated By: Sally (Socier) Smith (colleague)
Sports Competed In: Baseball, Basketball, Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach
Attended Trinidad H.S., Trinidad, CO... Was a three-sport standout for the Miners in football, basketball and baseball.
● All-City - sophomore, junior and senior years.
● All-League - junior and senior years.
● All-League 1st Team - junior and senior years.
● All-State 1st Team - senior year.
● South Central League "Player-of-the-Year" - 1979 (senior season).
● South Central League Scoring Champion - senior year 1979 (24.0 points per game).
● Honorable Mention - McDonald’s All-American Team.
● Scored 50 points in a game against Widefield H.S. (1979).
● Finished 6th place in the Colorado State Tournament.
Went to Adams State College... Played on the Grizzles basketball team.
● Spent his entire career coaching at Rye H.S., in Rye, Colorado.
● He spent 22 years as the head coach of the Thunderbolts basketball team (1975-97).
● Prior to that, he was an assistant on the basketball squad for two years (1972-74).
● Also was the head track coach and an assistant on the football team.
● Career basketball team record was 447-123.
● Three-time State Basketball Champions (1982, 1991, 1993).
● His teams qualified for the State tournament 16 times.
● Named Conference Basketball "Coach-of-the-Year" 11 times.
● Selected as the Colorado Basketball "Coach-of-the-Year" seven times.
● Listed as the fifth Winingest Basketball Coach in Colorado History.
Coach and Athletic Director (AD) at Rye High School, AD at Pueblo West High School and AD for Pueblo School District #70.
Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Barbara.