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.

High School:
Attended Pueblo South H.S., and participated in baseball and football for the Colts...Dan graduated in 1963.

Dan TrujilloAchievements:
● 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).

College:
● Went to Southern Colorado State College (SCSC) where he played baseball (infield) for the Indians before graduating 1966.

Achievements:
● 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.

Coaching:
Boys Basketball
Head coach: Branson H.S.(1968-73); State Champions in 1968.
Head Coach: Mapleton H.S.(1974-84); League Champions (1978-79, 1982).
Baseball
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).
Girls Basketball
Head Coach: Mapleton H.S.(1987-04); One League Championship.
Softball
Head Coach: Mapleton H.S.(1987-04); Three League Championships.
Girls Baseball
Head Coach: Mapleton H.S.(1987-04); Five League Championships.

Related Activities:
● 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.

Quote:
"Dan ‘Kosho’ Trujillo was, without a doubt, the best infielder that I have ever coached."
-- Don Stutters, coach at SCSC

Occupation:
Trujillo was a Teacher/Coach at Branson H.S. (1968-1973) and Mapleton H.S. (1974-1984).

Personal:
Lives in Westminster, CO with his wife, Kathy DeHerrera.


GPSA "T" By The Numbers

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

1
Administrator

Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)

Athlete/Contributor
Joe "Joe T" Taravella (2021*p)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
John Paul Tate (1986*)
La Junta H.S., La Junta, CO

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Dennis Robert Trujillo (2007)

Golf
Olga E. Tezak (1974*)

GPSA Charter Member
Calvin "Cal" Tatum (1973+)

GPSA Lifetime Member
Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)

Wrestling
Curt J. "Top Cat" Topping (2013)

Youth Basketball
Ruben Tafoya (1985*)

 

2
Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
Deward Lee "Dewey" Thornton (1998)

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Everett C. "Ev" Thalhamer (2014)
East Aurora H.S., East Aurura, IL
Calvin "Cal" Tatum (1973+)
Muskegon H.S., Muskegon, MI

Attended Pueblo Roncalli H.S.
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
Carl Michael Taibi (1997*)

Coach
Frederick Martin "Fred" Trujillo (2002)
John Paul Tate (1986*)

Softball
William "Bill" Trevithick (2014*)
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)

 

 

3
Athlete/Coach
Everett C. "Ev" Thalhamer (2014)
William "Bill" Trevithick (2014*)
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Curt J. "Top Cat" Topping (2013)
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)
Jerry K. Traylor (1991*)

Baseball
Joe "Joe T" Taravella (2021*p)
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)

Contributor
Jerry K. Traylor (1991*)
Ruben Tafoya (1985*)
Homer C. Thompson (1977*)

Tennis
Everett C. "Ev" Thalhamer (2014)
William "Bill" Trevithick (2014*)
Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)

Track
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
Dennis Robert Trujillo (2007)
John Paul Tate (1986*)

 

4
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Joe "Joe T" Taravella (2021*p)
William "Bill" Trevithick (2014*)
Deward Lee "Dewey" Thornton (1998)
Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)

 
5
Athlete
Curt J. "Top Cat" Topping (2013)
Dennis Robert Trujillo (2007)
Carl Michael Taibi (1997)
Olga E. Tezak (1974*)
Calvin "Cal" Tatum (1973+)

Basketball
Joe "Joe T" Taravella (2021*p)
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)
Deward Lee "Dewey" Thornton (1998)
Calvin "Cal" Tatum (1973+)

Football
Joe "Joe T" Taravella (2021*p)
Anthony “Tony” John Taibi (2020)
William "Bill" Trevithick (2014*)
Carl Michael Taibi (1997*)
Robert S. "Bob" Trevithick (1978 LM)

 

17
Honorees in "T" 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