Year Inducted: 2011 (p)
Nominated By: Joseph A. Latino
Sports Competed In: Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete

High School:
Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S. (graduated in 1966)...Lettered four years of baseball as an outfielder (1962-66) and three years in football as a fullback for the Shamrocks (1963-66)...In 1964, when David was a junior, the Irish claimed the Southern Colorado Parochial League championship. In the winning game over Abbey that clinched the title, Galich intercepted a pass and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown...Another outstanding game for Galich that season was against Pueblo Central H.S. as he lead a defense that held Central to 59 yards rushing and 48 yards passing...David made 12 unassisted tackles and seven assists against the Wildcats...Pueblo Central H.S. was never allowed inside the Shamrocks 20-yard line. Named All-State in 1965 and at that time, it was only the second time in history a Shamrock made the eleven-man All-State team...Galich was the Defensive Captain in a 10-1 season, losing only to Mullen in the State playoff game in 1965. The Shamrocks were rated sixth in the state poll. Pueblo Catholic H.S. maintained this position for several weeks, the first time ever a parochial team has gained mention...In 1965, David was considered one of the best all around players in the state, playing fullback and linebacker...He scored 96 points that year (City Scoring Champion), rushing for 844 yards in 131 carries...Galich led the defense with 60 unassisted tackles and 39 assisted, plus two pass interceptions...During the 1965 season David helped the Shamrocks set several city football records (as stated in the Pueblo Sports Almanac 1970): Points in a Season (96) which is fifth best since 1924; Points (192) which ranked sixth in Pueblo dating back to 1925, and 12th for most consecutive games scored (nine games) since 1925.

Dave GalichAchievements:
Records held at Pueblo Catholic H.S./Roncalli:
● Most Points Scored in a Career (1965).
● Ranked second for Most Points in a Season (1965).
● Holds the longest kickoff return for a TD (96 yards on Sept. 17, 1965).
● Most tackles in a game (19 on Sept. 12, 1964).
● Ranked fifth for most points scored by pass receiving in a Game (1963).
● Ranked 14th for the most points scored by pass receiving in a season (1963)
● Ranked 16th for the most points scored by pass receiving in a career (1965).

College:
Received a full appointment to the Air Force Academy from which he graduated in 1970.

Contributions/Honors:
During the Vietnam War he was part of the 776 Tactical Airlift Squadron...His main duties were pilot, copilot, and instruction pilot from 1971 to 1975... Galich earned 16 medals during his time of service, among them were the Distinguished Flying Cross and three Air Medals (one for every thirty-five combat Missions flown)...He retired a Captain after 20 years of service.

Personal:
Passed away on Nov. 10, 2002... Inducted into the GPSA Hall of Fame posthumously in 2011.


GPSA "G" By The Numbers

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

1
Athlete/Coach/Official
Bennie M. "Ben" Garcia (2007)

Athlete/Contributor
Thomas Carlyle Gilmore (1984*p)

Athlete/Official
Michael "Mickey" Giarratino (1993*)

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
James S. "Jim" Grieve (1981*)
Hyde Park H.S., Chicago, IL

Attended Pueblo Roncalli H.S.
Paul Gradishar (1989)

Attended Vineland H.S.
John "Johnnie" Greco (1988*)

Coach/Administrator
Robert Luis "Bobby" Gonzales (2004)

Cross Country
Joe E. Garcia (1985)

Gymnastics
Karen L. (Koshak) Griebel (2011)

Marksman
Tom Carlyle Gilmore (1984*p)

Skeet/Trap
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)

Tennis
John "Coach" Michael Gallina (2017)

 

2
Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.
David P. Galich (2011*)
Richard "Dick" Giarratino (2001)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Joe E. Garcia (1985)
William Ansel "Bill" Gower II (1982)

Contributor
Arthur "Art" H. Gonzales (2017*)
John "Johnnie" Greco (1988*)

Honorees Awarded Posthumously
Thomas Carlyle Gilmore (1984*p)
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)

Softball
Bennie M. "Ben" Garcia (2007)
Michael "Mickey" Giarratino (1993*)
Joe E. Garcia (1985)

Wrestling
Robert Luis "Bobby" Gonzales (2004)
Nick Charles Graham (2004)

 

3
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Becky Lynn Golob (2010)
Nick Charles Graham (2004)
Paul Gradishar (1989)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Thomas Carlyle Gilmore (1984*p)
Ft. Collins H.S., Ft. Collins, CO
George A. Grosvenor (1980*)
Boulder Prep H.S., Boulder, CO
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)
Adams City H.S., Commerce City, CO

 

4
Athlete
David P. Galich (2011*)
Patrick Geonetta (2001)
William Ansel "Bill" Gower II (1982)
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)

Baseball
Anthony "Nino" Giarratino (2010)
Nick Charles Graham (2004)
Paul Gradishar (1989)
George A. Grosvenor (1980*)

Basketball
Gary John Gehlhoff (2011)
Becky Lynn Golob (2010)
Bennie M. "Ben" Garcia (2007)
Bobby M. "Bob" Graham (1990)

 

5
Attended Pueblo South H.S.
John "Coach" Michael Gallina (2017)
Karen L. (Koshak) Griebel (2011)
Anthony "Nino" Giarratino (2010)
Becky Lynn Golob (2010)
Bobby M. "Bob" Graham (1990)

Track
Gary John Gehlhoff (2011)
Patrick Geonetta (2001)
Joe E. Garcia (1985)
James S. "Jim" Grieve (1981*)
George A. Grosvenor (1980*)

6
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Gary John Gehlhoff (2011)
Robert Luis "Bobby" Gonzales (2004)
Nick Charles Graham (2004)
Patrick Geonetta (2001)
Michael "Mickey" Giarratino (1993*)
Paul Gradishar (1989)

Honorees Deceased
Arthur "Art" H. Gonzales (2017*)
David P. Galich (2011*)
Michael "Mickey" Giarratino (1993*)
John "Johnnie" Greco (1988*)
Thomas Carlyle Gillmore (1984*p)
Henry "Hank" Gilmore (1977*p)

 

8
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
John "Coach" Michael Gallina (2017)
Karen L. (Koshak) Griebel (2011)
Anthony "Nino" Giarratino (2010)
Richard "Dick" Giarratino (2001)
Bobby M. "Bob" Graham (1990)
Joe E. Garcia (1985)
James S. "Jim" Grieve (1981*)
George A. Grosvenor (1980*)

 

9
Football
David P. Galich (2011*)
Gary John Gehlhoff (2011)
Nick Charles Graham (2004)
Patrick Geonetta (2001)
Bobby M. "Bob" Graham (1990)
Paul Gradishar (1989)
William Ansel "Bill" Gower II (1982)
James S. "Jim" Grieve (1981*)
George A. Grosvenor (1980*)

 

22
Honorees in "G" 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