Year Inducted: 2010
Nominated By: Don Gray
Sports Competed In: Baseball, Basketball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor
Attended Pueblo Centennial (graduated in 1966)...Lettered three years each (1964-66) for the Bulldogs in basketball (guard/forward), tennis (singles/doubles) and baseball (pitcher)... Played 3rd base or outfield when not pitching...Earned seven high school letters and was awarded Most Outstanding Athlete at Centennial in 1966...In American Legion baseball, Christy pitched a 7-inning game and faced 21 batters...One played got a single but was picked off of first base.
● Captain of Bulldogs baseball team and played every position except catcher.
● Bulldogs starting pitcher rotation all three years and pitched one no-hitter.
● Earned team's Most Valuable Player Award
● Carried a .400 batting average.
● Captain of Centennial’s basketball team in 1966 (Named All-City).
● Team took 2nd place in the State Tournament.
● Inducted into the Centennial Athletic Hall of Fame in 1966.
● Ability rating in tennis was a 6.0.
● Named captain of tennis team, participated at state as Bulldogs #1 singles player.
Went to the University of Northern Colorado (graduated in 1970)...Lettered all four seasons (1966-70) in baseball (pitcher) and two more playing basketball (guard) for the Bears (1966-68)...Rated as one of Colorado’s top baseball players in 1966... Earned a place in the Bears starting pitcher rotation (all three years)... In Basketball, scored 26 points against Southern Colorado State College.
Bivins spent seven years (1967-73) pitching for the Pueblo Diablos...Also played for the Colorado Springs Blue Sox...Christy beat the national Boulder Collegians 2-1...While playing for the Colorado Springs Blue Sox, Bivin made the all-star team four time and earned first team All-State tournament...Hit .600 during his last state tournament with four home runs...Was a regular .400 hitter.
Spent 15 years (1970-85) each as the head tennis coach at both Coronado High School and Doherty High School...Coached three years each at Coronado High School as boys freshman basketball coach and Doherty High School as junior varsity basketball squad (1970-73)... Spent four seasons (1970-74) as Coronado High School junior varsity baseball coach...Named "Coach of the Year" - three times for tennis...Won three District Tennis Championships, one season undefeated 11-0.
Lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his wife. Jeanna.