Year Inducted: 2017
Nominated By: John V. Ward, Jr.
Sports Competed In: Football, Track
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach
Attended Pueblo Centennial High School, graduating in 1988.
Centennial Football, 1984-87
● Three-year varsity starter and letterman, 1985-87.
● All-City and AII-South-Central League selection, 1987.
● Denver Post Class AAA All-State selection, 1987.
● Played on Centennial's 1986 Class AAA semi-finalist team.
● Played on Centennial's 1987 Class AAA State Championship team.
● Selected to play in the All-State Football Game (Summer, 1988).
Centennial Track, 1985-88
● Letterman as a shot put and discuss specialist.
Attended Adams State College from 1988-91.
● Four-year starter and letterman.
● Played on ASC's 1988 NAIA national runner-up team.
● Played on ASC's 1989 NAIA national semi-finalist team.
● NAIA Scholar-Athlete Award 1991.
● 2016 Inductee into the Adams State Hall of Fame as a member of 1988 team.
● Assistant Coach (Offensive Line) on Centennial's 1992 Class 4A State Championship team.
● Assistant Coach (Offensive Coordinator) on New Mexico Highland's 1999 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Championship team.
● Head Coach for Cherry Creek High School, winning record in every season, 2004 Class 5A state runner-up team, Denver Broncos Coach of the Week (2007).
While coaching, Greg produced two instructional DVDs on coaching the running and passing games in the spread offense. He was a regular speaker at coaching clinics throughout the Rocky Mountain region...He continues to be a member of the Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA)...Greg was honored by Cherry Creek as the "Teacher-of-the-Year" for 2016. A large part of this honor was in recognition of Greg's important work in creating physical education opportunities for special needs students in coordination with the Colorado Office of Special Education.
Member of the Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA).
After stepping down as Cherry Creek's head coach, Greg underwent a metamorphosis to reshape his body and reinvigorate his health, shedding a great deal of extra pounds and returning to his high school playing weight. He has become an avid cyclist and rides regularly in the Denver area as well as participating in the annual Ride the Rockies 450-mile cycling event each summer.
Greg still works with student athletes by helping out as an assistant on the Cherry Creek HS cross-country and track teams. In addition, as part of his position as a health and physical education teacher Greg teaches a course in health to students, imparting on them key lessons in life-long health, nutrition, and fitness.
Gregory lives is Aurora, CO with his wife Amy Gallagher Critchett... They resided in Pueblo from 1970-88 and 1992-93.