Year Inducted: 2002
Nominated By: Christopher James (asst. coach)
Sports Competed In: Wrestling
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Coach
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1975…Participated in football and wrestling for the Bulldogs and was the Senior Class President.
University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, CO. and Lesley College Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Spent his entire coaching career at Pueblo South High School.
● Wrestling: 1987-2017 (37 years total and 30 years as Head Coach)
● Wrestling Record Career: 184-82-2 Win Percent .694%
● Individual State Champions Career: (18).
● State Runner ups Career: (19).
● State Placers Career: (102).
● State Qualifiers Career: (207).
● Won eight (8) Regional Titles: 1990, 97, 99, 2003, 05, 09, 12, 14.
● Three (3) Colorado State Wrestling Championships 4A: 1996-97, 2003-04, 2004-05 (**First Pueblo Team to win Back-to-Back State Wrestling titles in Pueblo).
● Three (3) Colorado State Wrestling Runner-ups: 1998-99 (5A), 2005-06 (4A), 2011-12 (4A).
● Team finished in top 10 at State Tournament fifteen (15) times.
● Wrestlers who wrestled in Division I: Robert Odell- Cal State Bakersfield; Matt Garcia- Air Force Prep/Arizona State; EK Waldhaus-Wyoming/Oklahoma; JR Roman- Oklahoma; John Grando- Columbia University; Mark Beaudry- Michigan University; Division II *Timothy Urenda- CSU-P (All graduated from their respective schools).
● Coached the Colorado Freestyle/Greco National Team (1995, 1996).
● Voted five (5) Times Colorado High School Coaches Ass. “Coach of the Year” (1997, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2015).
● Selected three (3) times to coach Colorado All-State Team (1997, 2004, 2012).
● Honored in 2006 in Branson, Missouri as a finalist by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA).
● Colorado Wrestling Hall of Fame “Coach of the Year” All Classifications (2004).
● Inducted into the Greater Pueblo Sports Association (2002).
● Inducted into the “National Wrestling Hall of Fame” Stillwater, Oklahoma in 2015 (Colorado Chapter).
● Inducted into the Pueblo South High School Hall of Fame (2017).
● Inducted into the Pueblo Centennial High School Hall of Fame (2018).
Teacher/Coach in School District #60 at Pueblo South High School.
Retired in 2017 lives in Pueblo West, Colorado with his wife Janet Sisneros. Still involved with wrestling; he provides Regional and State Champions with customized brackets.