Year Inducted: 2003
Nominated By: Denton Stilson
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Boxing Football, Track
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach

Louie D. Carleo

High School:
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1945...Was a member of the Bulldogs football team for three years (1942-45) and the basketball and track teams for one season (1945)...Scored the lone touchdown on a guard around in a 33-6 loss in the state playoff game with Ft. Collins in 1945.

College:
Went to Pueblo Junior College for two years (1946-47)... Played basketball (Guard).

Military:
Joined the Marine Corps for two years (1947-48)... As a member of the Marines All-Corps track team, placed third in the 440 yards.

Boxing Career:
Golden Gloves (GG) Boxer for 12 years...GG light heavyweight champion in San Francisco (1947) and Runner-up in New York state (1950-51)...Boxed out of the Steel City YMCA (1948-49) and fought on the same card at the Polo Grounds. Preliminary to the Ezzard Charles and Rocky Marciano Fight as an amateur - fought on preliminary to Floyd Patterson & Hurricane Jackson at Madison Square Garden... Record in 19 fights: 9-9-1.

Coaching Career:
Started his coaching career as an assistant in the football program, the head coach of both the boxing and track teams for three years (1955-57) at Pueblo Catholic H.S...Spent the next two seasons (1957-58) as the head football coach at St. Mary's H.S., before being hired on as an assistant football and track coach at Colorado College where he worked for 32 years (1959-91).

Achievements:
Led Pueblo Catholic High to the State Championship in 1957... He coached four players to All-American status while an assistant football coach and one in track, Chuck Puga (Shot Put) at Colorado College...Most proud of two things: Scoring the only touchdown for Centennial in state championship football game against Fort Collins and recruiting Pueblo kids to Colorado College.

Quote:
"Frank was an authentic original he was a coach you trusted instinctively, whose ever word you believed, for whose reputation you would fight and whose friend you longed to be."
-- from Pueblo Chieftain dated 3/01/2010, quoted Steve Sabo (President of NFL Films).

Occupation:
Spent 32 years as assistant football coach under Jerry Carle at Colorado College.

Personal:
Lived in Colorado Springs...Passed away on February 23, 2010.


GPSA "F" By The Numbers

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

 1
Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Joseph M. Folda (2006)

Coach
C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)

Coach/Contributor
Pete Falletta (2004)

Marathon
Judy M. Fellhauer (1994)

Softball
Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)

Tennis
Edmund Francis (2001)

Attended Pleasant View H.S.
Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)

Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.
James Joseph Flood (2003)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Jack "Keith" Frazier (2019)

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)
Pocahontas H.S., Pocahontas, IA

 2
Boxing
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
James Joseph Flood (2003)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Joseph M. Folda (2006)
Sterling H.S., Sterling, CO
Hoy E. Frakes (1981*)
Greeley H.S., Greeley, CO

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

Cross Country
Pete Falletta (2004)
Judy M. Fellhauer (1994)

 

3
Athlete
James Joseph Flood (2003)
Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Pete Falletta (2004)
Edmund Francis (2001)
Judy M. Fellhauer (1994)

Wrestling
Jack "Keith" Frazier (2019)
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Hoy E. Frakes (1981*)

5
Athlete/Coach
Jack "Keith" Frazier (2019)
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Edmund Francis (2001)
Judy M. Fellhauer (1994)
Hoy E. Frakes (1981)

Basketball
Joseph M. Folda (2006)
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)
C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

Football
Jack "Keith" Frazier (2019)
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
James Joseph Flood (2003)
C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

Honorees Deceased
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Sam F. "Rabbit" Ferraro (1992*)
C.T. "Fitz" Fitzgerald (1986*)
Hoy Frakes (1981*)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

Track
Jack "Keith" Frazier (2019)
Pete Falletta (2004)
Frank Thomas Flood (2003*)
Judy M. Fellhauer (1994)
James L. "Jim" Fimple (1977*)

 

11
Honorees in "F" 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