Year Inducted: 1998 (p)
Nominated By: Rita Samora (sister)
Sports Competed In: N/A
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Coach

Fred Pechek

High School:
Attended Pueblo County H.S., graduating in 1966.

College:
Went to the University of Southern Colorado and graduated in 1970.

Coaching Career:
Penrose H.S. (Penrose, CO):
● Track & Field: Head Coach (1971-74).
Pueblo County H.S. (Pueblo, CO):
● Track & Field: Assistant Coach (1974-86).
● Gymnastics: Varsity Coach (1974-78).
● Girls Basketball: Varsity Coach (1975).
● Girls Volleyball: J.V. Coach (1978-86).
● Girls Volleyball: Varsity Coach (1986-97).

Junior Varsity Volleyball Record:
villegas jv
Varsity Volleyball Record:
villegas varsity

 

 


Occupation:
Teacher and coach in School District #70 at Pueblo County H.S.

Personal:
Passed away on January 31, 1998.


GPSA "V" By The Numbers

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

 1

Administrator
Mike "Mills" Vunovich (1983*p)

Athlete
John L. Veechio (1992*)
Athlete/Coach/Contrbutor
Richard John "Dick" Vinci (1996*)

Attended Pueblo County H.S.
Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Villegas (1998*p)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Dan Robert "Kosho" Trujillo (2011)

Basketball
Darrel "BigUn" Vaughan (2020*p)

Coach
Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Villegas (1998*p)

Volleyball
Richard John "Dick" Vinci (1996*)

2
Athlete/Coach
Darrel "BigUn" Vaughan (2020*p)
Richard S. "Rich" Vivoda (1984*)

Track
Darrel "BigUn" Vaughan (2020*p)
Richard John "Dick" Vinci (1996*)

 

3
Football
Darrel "BigUn" Vaughan (2020*p)
John L. Veechio (1992*)
Richard S. "Rich" Vivoda (1984*)

Honorees Awarded Posthoumously
Darrel "BigUn" Vaughan (2020*p)
Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Villegas (1998*p)
Mike "Mills" Vunovich (1983*p)

 

 

 

5
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Darrel "BigUn" Vaughan (2020*p)
Richard John "Dick" Vinci (1996*)
John L. Veechio (1992*)
Richard S. "Rich" Vivoda (1984)
Mike "Mills" Vunovich (1983*p)

 

6
Honorees Deceased
Darrel "BigUn" Vaughan (2020*p)
Elizabeth Jane "Liz" Villegas (1998*p)
Richard John "Dick" Vinci (1996*)
John L. Veechio (1992*)
Richard S. "Rich" Vivoda (1984*)
Mike "Mills" Vunovich (1983*p)

 

6
Honorees in "V" 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