Year Inducted: 1998
Nominated By: Sally (Socier) Smith (colleague)
Sports Competed In: Baseball, Basketball, Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach

Fred Pechek

High School:
Attended Trinidad H.S., Trinidad, CO... Was a three-sport standout for the Miners in football, basketball and baseball.

Achievements:
High School:
● 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.

College:
Went to Adams State College... Played on the Grizzles basketball team.

Coaching Career:
● 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.

Achievements:
Coaching:
● 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.

Occupation:
Coach and Athletic Director (AD) at Rye High School, AD at Pueblo West High School and AD for Pueblo School District #70.

Personal:
Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Barbara.


GPSA "R" By The Numbers

LEGEND: p = awarded posthumously; ^= attended first meeting; * = deceased;+ = charter member (placed after year inducted)

1
Administrator/Coach
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976> LM)

Athlete/Contributor
Dean Rougas (2019)

Attended Pueblo Roncalli H.S.
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)

Lifetime Member of GPSA
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976>LM)

 

 2
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Edward R. "Ed" Renck (2008)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)

Attended First Meeting
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976>LM)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
David A. Ryder (2018)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)

Golf
Pat Allen Rea (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Track
David A. Ryder (2018)
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)

 

 

 

3
Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Fred John Rodriquez (2001)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

Contributor
Robert Hoag "Bob" Rawlings (1999)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Wrestling
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)

 

4
Attended H.S. In Colorado
Robert Hoag "Bob" Rawlings (1999)
Las Animas H.S., Las Animas, CO
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Trinidad H.S., Trinidad, CO
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)
Canon City H.S., Canon City, CO
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976> LM)
North Denver H.S., Denver, CO

 

5
Athlete
David A. Ryder (2018)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Pat Allen Rea (1997)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Baseball
Dean Rougas (2019)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Honorees Deceased
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Pat A. Rea (1997*)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

6
Basketball
Dean Rougas (2019)
David A. Ryder (2018)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

 

7
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Dean Rougas (2019)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Edward R. "Ed" Renck (2008)
Daniel Joseph "Rosie" Rosales (2002)
Fred John Rodriquez (2001)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)

 

8
Athlete/Coach
David A. Ryder (2018)
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Football
David A. Ryder (2018)
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978)

 

20
Honorees in "R" Section

 

 

 

Remembering Our Fallen GPSA Inductees

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2022 induction ceremony on Nov. 16.

 

Dennis TrujilloDennis Trujillo
11/28/2022
Class of 2007