Year Inducted: 2000
Nominated By: Jim Blanc
Sports Competed In: Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach

Jerry Sisneros

High School:
Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S., graduating in 1953...John played four years (1949-52) of football as a guard on the offensive line and a linebacker on defense and three seasons (1949-51) of baseball as the Shamrocks catcher/Infielder.

Achievements:
High School:
● Selected to the 2nd Team All Conference (1951) and 1st Team All Conference (1952) playing football.

College:
Played guard on the offensive line and a linebacker on defense at the University of Wyoming (one season: 1953), Pueblo Junior College - PJC - (one year: 1954) and California State University-Sacramento - CSUS- (three seasons: 1956-58) before graduating in 1959...Competed for a year (1954) on the baseball team (fielder) at PJC and was a boxer at CSUS for two years (1957-58)...Continued post-graduate studies at CSUS earning a Masters Degree in 1967 and a PhD in Education from Brigham Young University in 1982.

Achievements:
College (PJC):
● Made the 1st Team All Conference in football in 1955.

College (CSUS):
Concluded his football playing career at CSUS by winning every honor available in the West Coast's small college football.
● 1st Team All-Far Western Conference (1956).
● Most Valuable Player Award (1956).
● Honorable Mention Little All-American Team (1956).
● 1st Team All-Far Western Conference (1957).
● Most Valuable Player Award, Honorable Mention Little All-American Team (1957).
● 1st Team Little All-Coast Team (1957).
● 1st Team All-Far Western Conference (1958).
● Honorable Mention Little All-American (1958).
● 1st Team Little All-Coast Team (1958).
● 1st Team All-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (1958).
● Selected to the CSUS Football Hall of Fame (1980).

Achievements:
While coaching football at California State University-Sacramento:
● Lead teams were selected to play Montana State College in the Camellia Bowl in 1964 and Grambling State College in the Pasadena Bowl in 1967.
● As a coach, his team won the conference championships in 1964 and 1967.
● From 1970 to 1975, John was either the offensive coordinator or the defensive coordinator for CSUS.

Related Activities:
Worked four (4) years at the Sacramento County Boys Ranch (1960-63):
● Served as Recreational Director, P.E., Math, History Teacher
 Appointed by the CSUS as the Diving Safety Officer (1978):
● Was responsible to monitor the campus diving research and recreational scuba diving programs.

Occupation:
Works as a Full Professor of Health & Physical Education & Coach at California State University, Sacramento.

Personal:
Lives in Sacramento, CA.


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