Year Inducted: 1999
Nominated By: Dick Vinci
Sports Competed In: Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach
Attended Central Catholic H.S., in Pittsburgh, PA, graduating in 1955...Played quarterback.
Went to Colorado College (CC) and graduated 1960...Was a quarterback on the Tigers football team for four years (1956-59)... ...Worked on his Master's degree at Western State College in Gunnison, CO.
● Earned All-Conference honors playing football at CC.
● Started his coaching career as a head football coach for four years (1961-65) at St. Mary's H.S. in Colorado Springs.
● Spent the next two years (1965-67) as the head football coach and assistant track coach at Palmer H.S. (Colorado Springs).
● Moved to Denver, CO from 1967-69 to take over the head football coaching ant athletic director duties at Holy Family H.S.
● Served as a graduated assistant for one season at Western State while working on his Master's degree (1969-70) before moving on to Durango, CO where he worked as the head football coach at Durango H.S. form 1970-71...High school football coaching record: 43-17.
● Came to Pueblo, CO where he spent the next 12 years (1971-83) as a football and track assistant coach at Southern Colorado State College (S.C.S.C. - now CSU-Pueblo).
● Took the reins of the men's and women's track and cross country programs at CSU-Pueblo from 1984-93.
● Coached RMAC outdoor track championship teams and five RMAC runner-up teams.
● Also worked in the Arena Football league with the Pittsburgh Gladiators (1987-89) and Cincinnati Rockers (1992-93).
● During his tenure, he produced 34 All-Americans in both track and cross country.
● Later served an an assistant to his son, Mark, on the football staff at Pueblo South H.S.
Players: "The Little Things are where 'Coach Chuck' makes the difference". "Today kids are looking for heroes," Coach Chuck said. "Every day, I sat across from my Hero. My Dad (David) provided for me and my brothers and sisters, and he only had one arm and one leg. If I can help a kid out, why, that’s good. Kids want help, and sometimes they don't know how to ask for it." "Coaching styles change, and so do some approaches to the game, but I believe good kids run out bad kids. Bad kids won't stick around good kids. And I have been blessed with good kids through the years."
Lives in Pueblo...Married to his wife, Mary Lou...Passed away July 15, 2023