Year Inducted: 1974 (p)
Nominated By: Sidney Rosen (colleague)
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Coach

Ed LesarEd Lesar

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1939.

Achievements:
High School: 
Played end on the football team and was part of the Wildcats 1938 state championship team.

College:
Went to Denver University (DU) for three years, enlisted in the Marines in 1943 and returned to DU and graduated in 1947.

Achievements:
College: 
Played three years of football (end) and baseball, lettering twice on the Pioneers football team and three time on the baseball squad.

Coaching Career:
● Started coaching career at Pueblo Central H.S. where he spent nine years (1947-55) as an assistant football.
● Took over as head coach of the Wildcats football team the following season (1956) and spent the next 10 years prowling the sidelines until 1965.
● Returned for one more season in 1969.
● Posted a career record of 77-32-1 in 11 years.
● Head coach of the 'Cats baseball squad and an assistant on the wrestling team.

Achievements:
Coaching: 
● Guided the 'Cats to two State Football Championships (1961, 1965) and one state runner-up finish in 1958.
● Led the Wildcats baseball program to a record of 147-65.
● Won two state baseball championships in 1950 and 1956.
● Also won five South-Central League championships and coached five members who are enshrined in the GPSA Hall of Fame: Joe Mohorcich & Frank Deleon (pitching), Chuck DePietro (3rd base), Nathaniel Jones (2nd base), Walt Pickard (catcher).

Year:
1956
1957
1958
1959
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1969

Record:
7-2-1
7-2-1
10-1-1
6-4-0
12-0-0
5-4-1
3-4-3
1-6-2
11-3-0
10-2-0

GPSA Inductees Coached:
Nick Graham
Rich Vivoda
Nick Graham, Rich Vivoda, Roger Hargraves
Fred Rodriguez
John Salimeno, Dennis Hagaman, Jerry Cunico

Results:


Lost to Denver South (6-7) State runner-ups.

Beat the Lakewood  (34-0) State Champions.



Beat the Ft. Collins (14-0) State Champions
Lost to Poudre (6-21) in the State semi-finals

Occupations:
Teacher and coach at Pueblo Central H.S.

Personal:
Lived in Pueblo... Passed away after losing his battle with cancer on January 14, 1971 at age 49.


GPSA "L" By The Numbers

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

1
Archery

Phyllis Long (1986)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Richard B. "Rich" Lane (2017)

Athlete/Contributor
Dan Luna (1997*)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Phyllis Long (1986)
Canon City H.S., Canon City, CO

Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.
John Thomas Lane (2019*p)

Attended Pueblo County/Pueblo South H.S.
Timmie-Jo Miller-Lisac (2017)

Charter Member
Raymond E. "Red" LeMasters (1973*+)

Golf
James Lucero (1995*)

Pueblo Gymnastics School
James Lucero (1995*)

Pueblo Swim Program
JoAnne "Jody" Lane (1985*)

Soccer
Nadia Lopez (2021)

Tennis
Dan Luna (1997*)

 

2
Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
George Luiz (1995)
Jefferson H.S., Rochester, N.Y.
Omar Joseph "Turk" Lown (1976)
Lane H.S., Queens, N.Y.

Baseball
John M. "Mike" Lynch (2004)
Omar Joseph "Turk" Lown (1976)

Boxing
Ernie "the Fighting Gamecock" Lara (1989*)
Ralph E. "Giggs" Lindsey (1983*)

Contributors
James Lucero (1995*)
Jo Anne "Jody" Lane (1985)

Cross Country
John C. Lenhart, Jr. (1993)
Dick Ledoux (1984)

Softball
Timmie-Jo Miller-Lisac (2017)
George Luiz (1995)

Wrestling
Clif Laughlin (2022)
Pat Laughlin (2019)

3

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Raymond Earl "Ray" LeMasters II (1989*p)
Ralph E. "Giggs" Lindsey (1983*)
Raymond E. "Red" LeMasters (1973*+)

Honorees Awarded Posthumously
John Thomas Lane (2019*p)
Raymond Earl "Ray" LeMasters II (1989*p)
Edward "Ed" Lesar (1974*p)

 

4
Athlete/Coach
Clif Laughlin (2022)
Timmie-Jo Miller-Lisac (2017)
Keith Allen Lane (2011)
John M. "Mike" Lynch (2004)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Clif Laughlin (2022)
Pat Laughlin (2019)
Keith Allen Lane (2011)
Dick Ledoux (1984)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Nadia Lopez (2021)
John M. "Mike" Lynch (2004)
John C. Lenhart, Jr. (1993)
Dick Ledoux (1984)

Track
Richard B. "Rich" Lane (2017)
John M. "Mike" Lynch (2004)
John C. Lenhart, Jr. (1993)
Dick Ledoux (1984)

 

5
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.

Dave Lockett (2006)
Dan Luna (1997*)
James Lucero (1995*)
Jo Anne "Jody" Lane (1985)
Edward "Ed" Lesar (1974*p)

Coaches
Pat Laughlin (2019)
Dave Lockett (2006)
John C. Lenhart, Jr. (1993)
Raymond Earl "Ray" LeMasters II (1989*p)
Edward "Ed" Lesar (1974*p)

 

7
Basketball
Nadia Lopez (2021)
Timmie-Jo Miller-Lisac (2017)
John M. "Mike" Lynch (2004)
Raymond Earl "Ray" LeMasters II (1989*p)
Ralph E. "Giggs" Lindsey (1983*)
Edward "Ed" Lesar (1974*p)
Raymond E. "Red" LeMasters (1973*+)

 

8
Athlete
Nadia Lopez (2021)
John Thomas Lane (2019*p)
George Luiz (1995)
Ernie "the Fighting Gamecock" Lara (1989*)
Phyllis Long (1986)
Dick Ledoux (1984)
Omar Joseph "Turk" Lown (1976)
Raymond E. "Red" LeMasters (1973*+)

9
Football
Clif Laughlin (2022)
John Thomas Lane (2019*p)
Richard B. "Rich" Lane (2017)
Keith Allen Lane (2011)
John M. "Mike" Lynch (2004)
Raymond Earl "Ray" LeMasters II (1989*p)
Ralph E. "Giggs" Lindsey (1983*)
Edward "Ed" Lesar (1974*p)
Raymond E. "Red" LeMasters (1973*+)

Honorees Deceased
James Lucero (1995*)
John Thomas Lane (2019*p)
JoAnne "Jody" Lane (1985*)
Ernie "the Fighting Gamecock" Lara (1989*)
Raymond Earl "Ray" LeMasters II (1989*p)
Ralph E. "Giggs" Lindsey (1983*)
Edward "Ed" Lesar (1974*p)
Raymond E. "Red" LeMasters (1973*+)

 

22
Honorees in "L" 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