Year Inducted: 2011
Nominated By: Gilbert Trujillo (brother)
Sports Competed In: Baseball, Basketball, Softball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach
Before High School:
"Kosho" was a pitcher in the Old Timers Baseball League for 14 years (1952-66)...Played football (quarterback) and basketball (guard) at Corwin Junior High from 1958-62.
Attended Pueblo South H.S., and participated in baseball and football for the Colts...Dan graduated in 1963.
● Member of the Pueblo South H.S. basketball and baseball state runner-up teams (1961).
● American Legion Baseball State Champs (1960-61).
● Played in the All-State game basketball (1962).
● Went to Southern Colorado State College (SCSC) where he played baseball (infield) for the Indians before graduating 1966.
● NAIA Basketball National Tournament (1965-66).
● NAIA Baseball National Tournament (1965-66).
● NAIA All-American in Baseball (1966).
● Baseball All-American (1966-67).
● Professional Baseball: drafted into LA Dodger Organization in 1968; injured in spring training, ended career.
Head coach: Branson H.S.(1968-73); State Champions in 1968.
Head Coach: Mapleton H.S.(1974-84); League Champions (1978-79, 1982).
Head Coach: Branson H.S.(1968-73); Three-time State Champions (1971-73).
Head Coach: Mapleton H.S.(1974-84); League Champions (1978-79, 1984).
Head Coach: Mapleton H.S.(1987-04); One League Championship.
Head Coach: Mapleton H.S.(1987-04); Three League Championships.
Head Coach: Mapleton H.S.(1987-04); Five League Championships.
● Trujillo played on several softball teams as a pitcher for 38+ years.
● Member of the Hi-Fi club (1952-75) - pitched five games in state tourney one day
● Played for the Pueblo Merchants
● Played with a team formed by Pepsi - participated in the National Tournament and at the International Softball Congress (ISC) World Championships.
● Moved to Denver in 1975: Teams played for during the 1980 and 90's: Hercules Supply - ISC world tourney; Denver Broker - ISC world tourney; Denver A's - ISC world tourney.
"Dan ‘Kosho’ Trujillo was, without a doubt, the best infielder that I have ever coached."
-- Don Stutters, coach at SCSC
Trujillo was a Teacher/Coach at Branson H.S. (1968-1973) and Mapleton H.S. (1974-1984).
Lives in Westminster, CO with his wife, Kathy DeHerrera.