Year Inducted: 2023
Nominated By: Terry Sanchez (brother)
Sports Competed In: Baseball, Basketball, Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Coach
Three-sport star at Trinidad High School (1990-93)...Played four years of football (QB/RB), basketball (guard) and baseball (CF) for the Miners (1990-93).
Named All-State Football and Baseball (1992-93).
Attended Trinidad State College playing baseball for the Trojans from 1994-95.
● Assistant Baseball Coach at Trinidad State College (1998-2001).
● Head Baseball Coach Pueblo West High School (PWHS).
● Head Boys Golf Coach (PWHS).
● Two-Time 4A CHSAA Baseball "Coach-of-the-Year."
● Colorado State Baseball Champion (2019)
● All Sport Colorado "Coach-of-the-Year" (2019).
● Eight-Time "Coach-of-the-Year" for the South-Central League (S-CL).
● Won 10 League Championships.
● Won six Regional Championships.
● Made four State Championship Appearances.
● Appeared in two Regional Championship games in first two years of 5A (2021 and 2022).
● Coached Baseball All-Star Team (2019).
● Ranks second in all-time wins in Pueblo High School Baseball history (over 221 wins).
● Sent approximately 60 student Athletes to play college baseball.
● Coached five players who went on to play Division I.
● One player (RJ Dabovich) was drafted by Major League Baseball and currently playing in Triple A.
● Served as the Offensive Coordinator for 2007 State Championship Football Team (Head coach Monte Pinkerton).
● Worked for 10 Years as an Assistant Football Coach with the Cyclones.
● Finished runner-up at the 4A Colorado High School Golf Championships (2019).
● Won five S-CL Golf Championships and two Regional Golf titles.
● Served for two seasons as the Girls Assistant Basketball Coach to help with transition during head coaching change.
● Dean of Students Pueblo West High School for five years.
● Gave a presentation at the Colorado Baseball Coaches' Clinic (2020).
● Spearheaded rebuilding baseball facilities at PWHS (added infield turf, new outfield fence, dugouts along with an indoor baseball/softball facility).
● Coached four different sports at PWHS.
● Director of Summer Youth Baseball for the cities of Center and Monte Vista (1995-96).
● Regional Representative - Colorado Dugout Club.
● Member of the Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA).
● Member of the Colorado Education Association (CEA).
Dan has lived in Pueblo West for 22 years and is married to his wife Jennifer.