Year Inducted: 1986
Nominated By: Jim Lane
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Coach

Walt Pickard

High School:
Attended Pocahontas H.S., in Pocahontas, Iowa, graduating in 1935.

Achievements:
High School:
● Earned 11 varsity letters playing football (End/HB/FB), Basketball (guard), track (100 yd. dash/polevault) and baseball (3rd base).
● Sports career was ended when he suffered ligament damage.

Coaching Career:
● Started his coaching career at Pueblo Catholic H.S., directing the boys basketball team for six seasons (1942-47).
● Served as the football and basketball coach at St. Francis Grade School for two years (1958-60).
● Named basketball coach at St. Patrick's for nine seasons (1951-60), where his teams won championships in eight of nine years.
● Also was the football coach at St. Patrick's during from 1960-70 and led the gridiron squad to three championships and six runner-up finishes.
● Also coached at for two years (1971-72) at St. Therese and at Heaton Middle School in 1980.
● Posted a career record of 56-4.
● Finished coaching career as as the girls basketball coach at Our Lady of the Meadows Catholic Church in 1983.

Quotes:
As "Fitz" would say "This has been a labor of love of good sports and not reimbursement." Fitz received no enumeration other than the opportunity to teach Pueblo Youth the fundamentals of good sports.

Personal:
Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Ann. Passed away, February 12, 1987.


GPSA "F" By The Numbers

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

 1
Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Joseph M. Folda (2006)

Coach
C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)

Coach/Contributor
Pete Falletta (2004)

Marathon
Judy M. Fellhauer (1994)

Softball
Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)

Tennis
Edmund Francis (2001)

Attended Pleasant View H.S.
Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)

Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.
James Joseph Flood (2003)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Jack "Keith" Frazier (2019)

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)
Pocahontas H.S., Pocahontas, IA

 2
Boxing
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
James Joseph Flood (2003)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Joseph M. Folda (2006)
Sterling H.S., Sterling, CO
Hoy E. Frakes (1981*)
Greeley H.S., Greeley, CO

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

Cross Country
Pete Falletta (2004)
Judy M. Fellhauer (1994)

 

3
Athlete
James Joseph Flood (2003)
Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Pete Falletta (2004)
Edmund Francis (2001)
Judy M. Fellhauer (1994)

Wrestling
Jack "Keith" Frazier (2019)
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Hoy E. Frakes (1981*)

5
Athlete/Coach
Jack "Keith" Frazier (2019)
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Edmund Francis (2001)
Judy M. Fellhauer (1994)
Hoy E. Frakes (1981)

Basketball
Joseph M. Folda (2006)
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)
C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

Football
Jack "Keith" Frazier (2019)
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
James Joseph Flood (2003)
C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

Honorees Deceased
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)
C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)
Hoy Frakes (1981*)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

Track
Jack "Keith" Frazier (2019)
Pete Falletta (2004)
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Judy M. Fellhauer (1994)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

 

11
Honorees in "F" 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