Year Inducted: 1998
Nominated By: Tom Brockman
Sports Competed In: Basketball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Adminstrator

Fred Pechek

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1954...Was a three-sport standout for the Wildcats from 1952-54, playing basketball (guard), baseball (1st base) and track (sprinter).

College:
Went to Pueblo Junior College (PJC) and Western State College in Gunnison, CO...At PJC, Thornton played two seasons each of basketball (guard) and baseball (1st base)...He was the captain of the PJC basketball team that played in the National Junior College Tournament (1955-56).

Coaching Career:
Basketball:
● JV Coach: Salida H.S., Salida, CO (1959-62).
● Head Coach: Pitts Junior High (1967-69).
Football:
● Junior High Coach: Salida H.S., Salida, CO (1959-61).
● Frosh Coach: Pueblo Catholic H.S. (1962).
● Head Coach: Pitts Junior High (1963-64).
Baseball:
● Head Coach: American Legion (1959-61)
● Head Coach: Old Timers (1959-61).
● Head Coach: Old Timers (1963-72).
Wrestling:
● Head Coach: Pitts Junior High (1963-64).
Track:
● Head Coach: Pitts Junior High (1963-68).

Contributor:
● Basketball official for 20 years at the high school and college level (1962-81).
● Baseball umpire for 15 years at the high school, college and Semi-Pro level (1963-77).
● Activities Director: Pueblo Centennial H.S. (1983-86).
● Assistant Principal: Pueblo Centennial H.S. (1986-89).
● Principal: Pueblo Centennial H.S. (1989-93).

Occupation:
Worked as a teacher, coach and administrator for Pueblo School District #60.

Personal:
Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Wendy Bramer.


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