Year Inducted: 1992
Nominated By: Jim Blanc
Sports Competed In: Basketball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach

Dr. Tom Muhic

High School:
Attended St Bonaventure H.S., in Omaha, Nebraska, graduating in 1957...Three-sports standout, playing three years of football (Quarterback), basketball (Center) and track (Hurdler) for the Seraphs (1953-57)...Named sophomore Class President, Homecoming King, Student Council President and received a full athletic scholarship to Huron College in Huron, South Dakota.

Achievements:
High School:
Track:
Set School Records in the 60 yard hurdles, 440-yard dash, 120-yard high hurdles, 100-yard low hurdles (state qualifier three years).
Basketball:
● Lincoln Star (newspaper) "Player of the Week".
● Omaha World Herald - All-State Team Honorable Mention.
● Catholic Archdiocese of Omaha First Team All-Stars, single season scoring record 438 points in 20 games for an average of 21.9 points per game.
Football:
Led the team as quarterback, team kicker, extra points, field goals, kickoffs, and punter.

College:
Went to Huron College, in Huron, South Dakota where he graduated 1962..Member of the track squad as a hurdler for four years (1957-62) and played three season (1958-62) of in football (Quarterback) and basketball (Center)...Continued his post-graduate studies, completing a Masters degree at South Dakota State.

Achievements:
College:
Earned a total of 10 varsity letters (three in football, three in basketball and four in track).
Football:
● Team record as starting quarterback (three years) 26 wins 3 losses - was also the team's kicker.
● Won three South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference Football Championships.
Track:
● Times of 14.9 in 120-yard High Hurdles and 55.0 in 440-yard Intermediate Hurdles.
● College records and All-Time College Records for all South Dakota Track And Field Collegians.

Coaching Career:
Spent his entire coaching career at Pueblo County H.S., coaching the following:
● Football: Assistant Coach - six years (1963-69).
● Basketball: JV Coach - five years (1964-69); Head Coach - six years (1970-76).
● Track: Head Coach - 29 years (1963-92).
● Tennis: Head Coach - 14 years (1978-92).

Honors:
Coaching:
● Head Basketball Coach: 67 Wins 49 Losses. Southern League Champions 1970 and 1975. Co-Champions 1971-72.
● Head Tennis Coach: League Champion twice (1982-83) -- District Champions 1983.
● Track: South Central League Champs.
College:
● Vice-President of the H-Club (Lettermen's Club), and the following year became President.
● Offered a Professional football contract with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League.

Occupation:
Worked as a teacher, coach and chairman of the Physcal Education Department for 20 years at Pueblo County H.S.

Personal:
Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Ruth...He passed away on August 22, 2000 at age 61.


GPSA "S" By The Numbers

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

1
Athlete/Coach
LeRoy Snook (2022)

Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Kent Owen Smith (2001)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Michael C. Sexton (2019)

Attended Pueblo County H.S.
Gary Frank Salimeno (2006)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
LeRoy Snook (2022)

Basketball
LeRoy Snook (2022)

Billiards
Debra "Debbie" Snook (2004)

Boxing
Marty Servo (2021*p)

Coach/Administrator
Melvin L. "Mel" Spence (1980*)

Football
LeRoy Snook (2022)

Golf
Isobel DeFiore Simpson (1987*)

Lifetime GPSA Member
Dr. Donald G. Stutters (1993)

Tennis
Gerald "Jerry" Starika (1990)

Track
LeRoy Snook (2022)

Volleyball
Ruth E. Shelton (2012)

Won a National Championship
Harry "Chief" Simmons (1973*+)

 

2
Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.

Dr. John Eugene Skube (2000)
David Arthur "Sosh" Socier (1993)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
David "Dave" Shaddy (2019)
John A. Salas (2008)

Attended Pueblo St. Patrick's H.S.
Russell C. "Russ" Sabo (2004*)
Dr. John W. Sabo, Jr. (1992*p)

Charter Member
Harry "Chief" Simmons (1973*+)
Edwin J. "Ed" Smith (1973*+)

Coach/Contributors
G. Owen Smith (2001*)
Dr. Donald G.Stutters (1993 LM)

Coach/Official
Fred F. Smith (1979*)
James Dale "Ox" Smith (1977*p)

Official
LeRoy Snook (2022)
Roger G. Samuels (2001)
Thomas L. "Tom" Stanton (1980*)

 

3
Contributors/Sports Media

Mike Salardino (2022)
David Michael "Mike" Spence (2007)
Timothy "Tim" Simmons (1986)
David Arthur "Sosh" Socier (1993*)

 

4
Athlete/Contributor

David "Dave" Shaddy (2019)
John A. Salas (2008)
Dr. John W. Sabo, Jr. (1992*p)
Andy Richard Sackman (1985*)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Deward "Dewey" Sullivan (2003)
Boone H.S., Boone, CO
G. Owen Smith (2001*)
Ft. Collins, H.S., Ft. Collins, CO
Frank A. "Iron Man" Slack (1975*)
Leadville, H.S., Leadville, CO
Harry "Chief" Simmons (1973*+)
El Paso Cty H.S., Colo. Springs, CO
Ramah H.S., Ramah, CO

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Dr. Donald G. Stutters (1993 LM)
Watonga H.S., Watonga, OK
Dennis Lawrence Shefcyk (1992*)
St. Bonaventure H.S., Omaha, NE
Fred F. Smith (1979*)
Central H.S., St. Joseph's, MO
Edwin J. "Ed" Smith (1973*+)
Cawker City H.S., Cawker City, KS

Softball
Ruth E. Shelton (2012)
Loree "Pi" Sanford (1992*)
Charles "George" Simms, Jr. (1982*)
Otto "Tink" Snapp, Jr. (1976*p)

Wrestling
Jerry Lee Sisneros (2002)
David "Styee" Styduhar (1998)
Frank A. "Iron Man" Slack (1975*)
Edwin J. "Ed" Smith (1973*+)

 

 

 

5
Coach

Stan Sanchez (2013)
Deward "Dewey" Sullivan (2003)
Jerry Lee Sisneros (2002)
David "Styee" Styduhar (1998)
Harry "Chief" Simmons (1973*+)

 

6
Baseball

David "Dave" Shaddy (2019)
Edward C. "Eddie" Smith (2018*p)
Gary Frank Salimeno (2006)
Russell C. "Russ" Sabo (2004*)
Charles "George" Simms, Jr. (1982*)
Fred F. Smith (1979*)

Honorees Awarded Posthumously
Marty Servo (2021*p)
Edward C. "Eddie" Smith (2018*p)
John "Sal" Salimeno, Jr. (2005*p)
Dr. John W. Sabo, Jr. (1992*p)
James Dale "Ox" Smith (1977*p)
Otto "Tink" Snapp, Jr. (1976*p)

 

9
Athlete

Marty Servo (2021*p)
Edward C. "Eddie" Smith (2018*p)
Ronald A. Smith (2013)
Rick Shelton (2013)
Terry S. Snider (2012)
John "Sal" Salimeno, Jr. (2005*p)
Russell C. "Russ" Sabo (2004*)
Loree "Pi" Sanford (1992*)
Gerald "Jerry" Starika (1990)

 

45
Honorees in "S" 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