Year Inducted: 1978
Nominated By: R.E. "Red" LeMaster
Sports Competed In: N/A
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor

Dr. Charles Rea

High School:
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1932.

Achievements:
High School:
● Three-sport standout for the Bulldogs, playing and lettering all for years in football (left tackle) and basketball (guard) while also being a member of the track team for two seasons (earning varsity letters both years).
● Elected captain of the football team and made the All-Conference at tackle during his junior and senior years.
● Three-time All-Conference selection in basketball and during his final two seasons (junior and senior year) and was also selected to the All-State team.
● Vice President of his class and the President of "C" Club during his sophomore year.
● Named the President of his class during his junior year.

College:
● Went to Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO, where he graduated in 1936.
● Attended the University of Southern California to obtain a M.S. degree in Education, graduated in 1941.
● Went to the University of Colorado to pursue an E.D. Doctor of Education in Administration, graduated in 1952.
● Attended the University of California to work on Post-Doctoral Study "Research Associate", graduated in 1962.

Achievements:
College:
Played three years of football (earning four varsity letters - freshman ineligible for varsity football.) and four years of basketball at guard for the Rams from 1933-36.

Coaching Career:
● Head coach in football, basketball and Track at Pueblo Junior College (PJC) in 1937.
● Instrumental in forming the Inter-Mountain Junior College Conference (All two year colleges in Colorado were included and later Junior colleges in Utah and Kansas were included).
● PJC field its first basketball team in 1937-38 and finished in first place in the eastern division of the Conference.
● The first year of athletics at PJC the program consisted of basketball, golf, tennis and track.
● In 1938, PJC organized its first football team and as coach, finished the season with 2 wins, 2 losses, and 2 ties.
● During the second season as basketball coach at PJC, the team won the conference championship with a record of seven wins and three losses, one loss being to Adams State, a senior school.
● The 1939-40 basketball team won the eastern Division of the Inter-Mountain Junior College Conference and for the third straight year the team showing greater strength.
● The second varsity football team he coached finished with a record of 4-2.
● In 1940-41, his basketball team at PJC won the conference championship for the fifth consecutive year and completed the season undefeated in conference play.
● His coaching career came to a close towards the end of the 1941 basketball season when he was called to active duty at the beginning of World War II (WWII).
● Following WWII, he returned to PJC for a few months then resigned to re-enter graduate school.

Occupation:
Teacher and coach and President of Ft. Lewis College in Durango, CO.

Personal:
Lived in Manitou Springs, CO with his wife, Mildred Catherine Bowman...Passed away on January 22, 2001, at age 87.


GPSA "R" By The Numbers

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

1
Administrator/Coach
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976> LM)

Athlete/Contributor
Dean Rougas (2019)

Attended Pueblo Roncalli H.S.
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)

Lifetime Member of GPSA
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976>LM)

 

 2
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Edward R. "Ed" Renck (2008)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)

Attended First Meeting
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976>LM)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
David A. Ryder (2018)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)

Golf
Pat Allen Rea (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Track
David A. Ryder (2018)
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)

 

 

 

3
Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Fred John Rodriquez (2001)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

Contributor
Robert Hoag "Bob" Rawlings (1999)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Wrestling
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)

 

4
Attended H.S. In Colorado
Robert Hoag "Bob" Rawlings (1999)
Las Animas H.S., Las Animas, CO
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Trinidad H.S., Trinidad, CO
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)
Canon City H.S., Canon City, CO
Sollie Simon "Sol" Raso (1976> LM)
North Denver H.S., Denver, CO

 

5
Athlete
David A. Ryder (2018)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Pat Allen Rea (1997)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Baseball
Dean Rougas (2019)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

Honorees Deceased
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Pat A. Rea (1997*)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)
Dr. Charles Dale Rea (1978*)

6
Basketball
Dean Rougas (2019)
David A. Ryder (2018)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978*)

 

7
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Dean Rougas (2019)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Edward R. "Ed" Renck (2008)
Daniel Joseph "Rosie" Rosales (2002)
Fred John Rodriquez (2001)
Carmen Angelo Rivas (1999>)
John Lawrence Rivas (1984*)

 

8
Athlete/Coach
David A. Ryder (2018)
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Kenneth C. "Ken" Ramos (2008)
Bradley Earl "Brad" Ranson (1998)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998)
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)

Football
David A. Ryder (2018)
Ed A. "Heavy" Reinert (2015)
James G. "Jim" Reynolds (2013)
Richard D. Redd (2004*)
Anthony J. "Tony" Ribaudo (1998
Michael Daniel "Dan" Radiff (1997)
Richard "Rich" Riesner (1993)
Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson (1978)

 

20
Honorees in "R" 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