Year Inducted: 1993
Nominated By: James A. Blasing (colleague)
Sports Competed In: N/A
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Coach, Contributor

Dr. Tom Muhic

High School:
Attended Watonga H.S., in Watonga, OK, graduating in 1950...Played four years of football (1946-49), basketball (1947-50) and baseball (1947-50) for the Eagles. In baseball, Stutters was an During the summer months in high school (1946-49), played on the American Legion baseball squad. Led the team in hitting (.538 batting average in 1948) and was twice named to the All-American Legion Tournament Team (1948-49).

Achievements:
High School:
●  Earned All-Conference in football during both his junior and senior year and was selected to the All-State team his senior season.
● Garnered All-Conference selection in baseball his senior year.

College:
Began his collegiate career at Midwestern University (MU) in Wichita Falls, TX, (1950-52) where he played both football and basketball...Left MU to attend Southwestern State College (SWSC) in Weatherford, OK, where as a football player he received Honorable Mention All-Conference his junior year and All-Conference his senior season...Also was a participant in basketball and baseball at SWSC..He graduated in 1954...Earned a Masters Degree from Southwestern University in 1958 and a Doctorate Degree on 1968 from the University of Colorado in Boulder CO.

Coaching Careeer:
Football:.
● Assistant at Lamar H.S. Lamar, CO (1950-1952)
● Assistant at Wellington, TX (1954).
● Assistant at SWSC (1957).
● Head Coach at Sargent H.S., Sargent, CO (1959-60).
● Assistant Pueblo Jr. College/SCSC/University Southern CO (USC), Pueblo CO (1960-81).
Basketball:
● Head Coach at Wellington, TX (1955).
● Head Coach at Wellington, TX - girls (1955).
● Head Coach at Sargent H.S., Sargent, CO.
Baseball:
● Assistant PJC/SCSC/USC, Pueblo, CO for five years.
Track:
● Head Coach at Sargent H.S., Sargent, CO.
Golf:
● Head Coach at Lamar, CO.

Related Activities:
● Faculty Athletic Committee Chairman - USC.
● Faculty Athletic Representative - USC.
● Organizes athletic reunions and golf tournaments.

Publications:
● "The Short Kick-Off" by Scholastic Coach (1968).
● "Graduation Rates of University of Southern Colorado (USC) Athletes vs. Non-Athletes" (1987)".
● "USC Athletic Newsletter" five times per year and sends to Athletic Alumni and coaches.

Honors:
● Received the 1979 Red Cross “Certificate of Merit” (Highest Award given by the Red Cross) signed by President Nixon.
● Award was for First Aid given to a football player struck by lightning during practice.

Affiliations:
Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA)...Served as: Vice President (1989) and Secretary (1992-96).

Occupation:
Worked was a teacher and coach... Retired in 1991 after 31 years service to USC.

Personal:
Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Sandra.


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