Year Inducted: 1994
Nominated By: John W. Zobeck
Sports Competed In: Cross Country, Marathon, Track
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach

George Luiz

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.

Achievements:
● Leading hitter on the Bulldogs baseball team.
● Named to the All-City baseball team.

College:
Attended Western State College in Gunnison, CO, graduating in 1970...Played four seasons (1966-70) on the Mountaineers baseball team in the outfield.

Achievements:
● Twice qualified for the Olympic Tryouts.
● Ran in the Boulder Boulder and placed 7th in Citizens Race with 20,000 participants.
● Ran the Elite five times and placed 3rd and 4th in the Masters Category.
● Also ran in the Boston Marathon and 12 other Marathons Including: California International; Las Vegas; St. George, Utah; Fiesta Bowl (Arizona); and Pike Peak.
● Best times are: 1 mile - 5:02; 5K - 18:18; 5 Mile - 29:54; 10K - 36:36; 10 Mile - 64 min; 15 K - 53:11; Marathon 2:29 (Marathon time is National Class and Olympic trials qualifying time).

Coaching Career:
● Hired to be the head track coach at Doherty High School, Colorado Springs, CO (concentrating on distance events).
● Became the first female to coach a 6A Boys state championship cross country team in the State of Colorado.
● Coached boys squad has won 10 regional championships; four league championships; three state championships and one runner-up finish.
● On the girls side, her teams have collected three regional championships; two league championships and one state title.

Honors:
Named by The Gazette Telegraph as the 1990 and 1991 boys cross country "Coach-of-the-Year" (5A and 6A).

Personal:
Lives In Colorado Springs, CO.


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