Year Inducted: 2008
Nominated By: Sel Elizondo 
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Contributor

Eddie DeRoseHigh School:
Attended Pueblo Centennial, graduating in 1952...Earned 10 varsity letters while playing on the Bulldogs football (half-back: 1948-51), basketball and track teams (1949-51).

College:
Went to Pueblo Junior College (PJC) for a year...Played one season of football for PJC as a half-back (1951-52).

Contributions:
● Contributor to Pueblo Centennial, Pueblo East high schools, along with CSU-Pueblo and the City of Pueblo since 1960.
● Involved with establishing the Centennial Foundation and in the Funding of the School Achievement and Athletic Hall of Fame.
● DeRose has provided shoes, equipment, and dental work for students who cannot afford everyday necessities.
● Provided above and beyond to the Junior College and University.
● Eddie has made many donations to non-profit organizations in the city have gone anonymous for personal reasons.
● President and Trustee, Edward J. DeRose Profit Sharing Trust since 1980.
● President, DeRose - Padula Enterprises since 1985.
● Chairman, Continuity Group L.L.C. and Longbride L.L.C. since 1990.
● Worked with Western Standard Services Company, Denver, CO since 1990.
● He has also been the Treasurer, Small Smiles Dentistry for Children since 1996.
● DeRose has been on the Board of Directors, First National Bank - CO since 1999.

Honors:
Neta and Eddie DeRose Thunderwolf Football Stadium, at CSU-Pueblo, named in their honor.

Personal:
Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Neta (Bryson) DeRose... Passed away on January 22, 2017.


GPSA "D" By The Numbers

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

1
Athlete/Administrator
Dan E. DeRose (2002)

Athlete/Contributor
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Dan E. DeRose (2002)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Primero H.S., Weston, CO

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Henderson H.S., Frederick, OK

Awarded Posthumously
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)

Coach
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)

Charter Inductee of the GPSA
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Cross Country
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)

Gymnastics
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)

Tennis
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)

Wrestling
John DeNardo (1988*)

 

3
Athlete
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)


4
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Baseball
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)

Track
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)

 

5
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

 

6
Athlete/Coach
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)

Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)

 

 

7
Honorees Deceased
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

9
Football
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

10
Football
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

15
Honorees in "D" Section

GPSA "E" By The Numbers

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

1
Athlete
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Jerry L. Ellis (1998*)

Athlete/Official
Voyd Joseph "Butch" Elich (1983*)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

Basketball
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

Skeet & Trap
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)


2
Athlete/Coach
Sel Elizondo (1992)
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)

Football
Sel Elizondo (1992)
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

4
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Jerry L. Ellis (1998*)
Sel Elizondo (1992)
Voyd Joseph "Butch" Elich (1983*)
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)

Honorees Deceased
Jerry L. Ellis (1998*)
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)
Voyd Joseph "Butch" Elich (1983*)
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)

5
Honorees in "D" 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