GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

Massari Arena
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Friday, 03 December 2021

GPSA Meetings

Below are the TENTATIVE meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2022 calendar year. All meeting are held on the third Monday of the month in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

Jan. 17 Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Apr. 18
May 16 Aug. 22 Sept. 19 Oct. 17


Banquet Date/Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2022 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Go to the Application tab above to download and fill out an application today.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Jerry Sisneros, President of the GPSA. His email address is

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Dr. Eugene A. "Gene" Albo

High School: Attended Pueblo Centennial year (1941)...Served as Captain of the track team...Three year letterman in the 880 yd run and the Mile Relay (1938-41)...Broke the Colorado College Relays record for the 880 yd run in 1941 with a time of 2:02.9...Tied the Colorado State Record for the 880 yd run during the South Central League Meet with a time of 1:59.9 while finishing a dead heat to the winning time of 1:59.7...Broke the Colorado State Record for the 880 yd run in 1941 at the Colorado State Meet with a time of 1:59.1 while finishing second in a dead heat to the winning time of 1:58.9

College: Went to Pueblo Jr. College...Served as captain of the track team...Never lost a race while competing in both the 440 yd dash and 880 yd run (1941-42)...Served as the captain of the basketball team while playing guard (1941-43 and 1946)...Chosen to the All-conference basketball team for two years... Lead the team in scoring his sophomore year...Member of Conference Championship Team - two years...Also attended Colorado College (1946-48)...Member of the basketball (guard) and track teams...Broke the Rocky Mountain A.A.U. record for the mile relay in 1948...Winner of the Rocky Mt. Conference mile Relay and Colo. Univ. Relays distance medley relay (1948)...Selected as a member of the national Phi Delta Theta all-sports Honor Roll track team in 1948...Chosen to be captain of the 1949 track team but instead accepted the position of Freshman Track Coach...Starting guard on the basketball team and various Pueblo City teams until sidelined with a broken leg.

Advanced Education: Earned an MA  (1952) and an EdD. Degree in 1971 from the University of Denver.

Coaching: Head Freshman Track Coach at Colorado College for one year (1948-49)...Coach at McClave High School for one year (1949-50)...Head Football Coach Vineland, CO H.S. for three years (1950-53)...Football - finished 2nd in the Central Arkansas Valley League in 1952 with a record of 6-1-1...Placed four players on the All-conference offensive team and two on the defensive team...Basketball - won the League championship in 1952-1953 with an all-game record of 19-4...Won the Excelsior Gold Medal Tournament...Placed two players on the All-Tourney team, best player award, and the U.S. Federation Award...Baseball - Won the League Championship...Football Asst. Coach and Head Basketball Coach at Aurora, CO. H.S (1953-55)...Took basketball team that had a 1-15 record to an 8-7 record in 1954-55.

Contributor: Spent six years as a teacher/coach at McClave, Vineland and Aurora H.S.(1949-55)...Received Aurora Outstanding Young Teacher Award from the Jr. Chamber of Commerce and was runner-up for same award for the State of Colorado in 1959...Worked for six years as an Asst. Principal at Aurora H.S. (1955-61)...Served as Director of the Division II State Wrestling Meet held in Aurora (1959)...Named Principal at West Jr. High in Aurora for one academic year (1961-62)...Served for seven years as Principal at Aurora High School (1962-69)... One of the organizers and the first President of the 5A Centennial League (1968)...Six-year member of the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) Executive Comm (1968-74) and during that time was involved in a number of major decisions concerning the operation of H.S. athletics in Colorado...Moved on to work in the Central Administration as Director of Employment for one year (1970-71)...Served on year as President of Interscholastic Activities for the CHSAA...Spent 20 1/2 years as Assistant Superintendent of Personal in Aurora, CO (1971-92)... Hosted many CHSAA state level events held in Aurora including the State Pentathlon meet, the Boys' Gymnastic meet and the Class C. District Basketball Tournament...Served on the Speech & AAA Basketball committees of the CHSAA...President of the Colorado Association of School Personnel Administrators (CASPA), 1978...Appointed as a Citizen Assessor by the Aurora Civil Services Commission to serve a three-year term specializing in testing, certifying, and recommending candidates for promotional positions in the Aurora police and fire departments (1993-96).

Honors: Recognized as one of the Founders and Longtime Friends of the city of Aurora Recreation Department during the ceremony by Sports Illustrated selecting Aurora as the #1 Sports town in Colorado (2003)...Named to the Pueblo Centennial High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005

Speaker/Writer: Wrote "The Legal Status of State High School Activities Associations in the 50 States" - Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Denver, 1971... Penned "Athletic Associations Call the Tune", American School Board Journal, Feb. 1972...Presented "The Aurora Experiment on Effective Screening Techniques" - Jointly, at the Fourth National Personnel Conference conducted by Personnel Administrative Services, Dec. 1972...Wrote "How to Deal with Negative Items in the Supervision of Teacher Performance/Behavior" - prepared for presentation to all Aurora administrators and to members of the Colorado Association of School Personnel Adminstrators (1986)...Conducted "A Study of the Educational Program of Douglas County School District re 1" - prepared for the University of Denver Bureau of Educational Research for presentation to the Douglas County School Board of Education, 1970.

Military: Played guard on the Army Air Corps basketball team from 1943-44....Served in the 15th Air Force during World War II as a Radio-gunner on a B-17 bomber stationed in Italy... Flew 31 combat missions - holder of the Purple Heart, The Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and five Battle Stars in the European Theatre of Operations.

Professional Affiliations: Member of the Colorado Association of Personnel Administrators (CASPA), 1972-1992...Life member of the Colorado Parent Teacher Association...Past member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)...Past member of Phi Delta Kappa...Past member of the National Aero-Space Education Council...Past member of the Colorado Association of School Executives...Past member of the Association of Negotiators and Contract Administrators...Served as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Bureau of Educational Research, University of Denver (1969-70)...Served 27 years as Director of Tennis for the city of Aurora Recreation Department conducting clinics and tournaments for individuals ranging in age from eight (8) to adulthood (1961-88)...

Personal: Lives in Aurora, CO with his wife Betty.. Nickname is "Gene".



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