Year Inducted: 2001
Nominated By: Kirk Kochenberger (brother)
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor
Attended Pueblo South H.S., graduating in 1970... He was a member of the Colts basketball team as a guard for three seasons (1967-70).
Began his college career at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley, CO, where he played a year of basketball before transferring to the University of Southern Colorado (USC) in Pueblo where he graduated in 1973...Played for two years (1971-73) at USC and was on the team that played in the NAIA Tournament in 1973.
Coach basketball, football and tennis at Pueblo Central H.S., from 1974-89.
● Led the Wildcats junior Varsity football team for 12 years (1974-85), and won six District Championships while also serving as an assistant on the varsity squad for three seasons (1974-76).
● Became the head varsity football coach in 1989 and led the Wildcats to a record of 70 wins and 35 losses in six years.
● Coached the tennis teams at Pueblo Central for 13 years (1977-89), winning two District Championships under his tutelage and was named the South-Central League “Coach-of-the-Year”.
Teacher/Coach for School District #60 at Pueblo Central H.S.
Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Sandy.