Year Inducted: 1978
Nominated By: R.E. "Red" LeMaster
Sports Competed In: N/A
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1932.
● 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.
● 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.
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.
● 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.
Teacher and coach and President of Ft. Lewis College in Durango, CO.
Lived in Manitou Springs, CO with his wife, Mildred Catherine Bowman...Passed away on January 22, 2001, at age 87.