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

Walt Pickard

Before High School:
Made All-Star team as a pitcher while participating in Old Timers League.

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S. year, graduating in 1951.

Achievements:
High School:
● Four-year letterman on the Wildcats football team playing quarterback (1948-51).
● Helped lead Central to the South Central League Championship his sophomore year.
● Named All Conference quarterback in 1950.
● Played four seasons on Wildcats basketball team (1949-52).
● Also played 3rd base on Central's baseball team for three years (1950-52).
● Helped the Wildcats to the 1st CHSAA State Baseball Championship in 1950.
● Played American Legion ball during the summers.
● Chosen as the "Most Outstanding Athlete" at Central High School.
● Winner of the Clair Bee Sportsmanship Award (1952).

College:
Went to Pueblo Jr. College (PJC)...Finished his college education at Colorado State College (UNC) Greeley, CO graduating in 1956.

Achievements:
College:
● Played basketball for two seasons at PJC and was named the co-captain (1953-54).
● Won the Bill McClatchey Trophy in 1954 for "Best Free Throw Percentage" of the year.
● Won the Harry Simmons Trophy "Dave Preston Trophy" as the best basketball "Player-of-the-Year".

Coaching Career:
● Coached several softball teams that participated in Regional & State Tournaments for seven years (1952-59).
● Teacher and coach for one year at Corwin Middle School (1958-59).
● Took over the reins of the Pueblo South baseball program in 1959 for four years (until 1962).
● Led the Colts to the 1962 South Central League Champions and a second place finish in the state tournament that same year.
● Named head football coach at Pueblo South H.S. in 1962 and coached the Colts for four seasons (until 1965), posting a record of 17-20-4.
● Served for nine years as the head basketball coach at Pueblo South (1967-75).
● Coached the Colts to three South Central League Championships, won the State 3A Consolation Championship, and placed 2nd at state.
● The 1975 Team has been considered, by many, the best team ever in Pueblo.
● Twice named the South Central League "Coach-of-the-Year" and Pueblo's "Coach-of-the-Year" four times.
● Coached the South All-State Basketball Team to victory in summer of 1972.
● Also spent two years (1995-96) coaching 7th and 8th Grade Basketball teams.

Related Activities:
● Spent 18 years Officiating football games.
● Served as President of the Pueblo Study group from 1984-1985.

Honors:
The only coach at Pueblo South H.S, to win the South Central League Championship in three different sports (football, basketball and baseball).

Occupation:
U.S. Army; Teacher and coach - School District #60 - Pueblo South H.S.

Personal:
Lives in Pueblo.


GPSA "D" By The Numbers

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

1
Athlete/Administrator
Dan E. DeRose (2002)

Athlete/Contributor
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Dan E. DeRose (2002)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Primero H.S., Weston, CO

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Henderson H.S., Frederick, OK

Awarded Posthumously
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)

Coach
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)

Charter Inductee of the GPSA
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Cross Country
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)

Gymnastics
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)

Tennis
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)

Wrestling
John DeNardo (1988*)

 

3
Athlete
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)


4
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Baseball
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)

Track
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)

 

5
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

 

6
Athlete/Coach
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)

Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)

 

 

7
Honorees Deceased
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

9
Football
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

10
Football
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

15
Honorees in "D" 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