Year Inducted: 2007
Nominated By: James A. Hayes
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Softball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Official
Attended the University of Southern Colorado...Played four seasons of baseball for the Indians (1974-78).
● Played on various fastpitch softball teams manning either shortstop of second base for 31 years (1971-2003).
● Made 30 appearances in the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and the International Softball Congress (ISC) World Tournament.
● Selected to the All-World Softball Team (1982).
● Inducted into the Colorado Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame on May 19, 2005.
● Enshrined into the Pueblo Softball Hall of Fame (2010).
● Hired on at Pueblo East H.S. to coach the girls softball team (since 1980) and the girls basketball team (since 2000).
● Softball teams at East High School under Garcia played in four State Championship playoff games and one Final Four playoff.
● The 2004 Girls Basketball Team finsihed runnerup in the state tournament.
● Served as a Past President for basketball officials in the Southeast Region for 10 years (since 1995).
● Instrumental in getting the Rawling's Girl's Fast pitch League going at CSU-Pueblo.
● Responsible for holding numerous Girl's fast pitch tournaments in Pueblo.
● Has given demonstrations, talks and held clinics for the Colorado High School Coaches Association.
Worked at the Pueblo Chemical Depot for more than 15 years.
Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Elizabeth.