Year Inducted: 1983
Nominated By: Brian Macartney
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach

Ralph Lindsey

Before High School:
● Attended Freed Junior H.S., where he played football (halfback) and basketball (forward) and won the city championship.
● Also competed in track (220-yard dash/broad jump) where he was the city champion in both events.
● Member of the student council.

High School:
● Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1964.

High School:
● Earned nine letters (three each) playing football, baseball and basketball for the Bulldogs.
● Two-time All-City quarterback (1962-63) and All-Conference (playing both offense and defense).
● Earned co-captain and honorable mention All-American while helping his team to conference championship and state runner-up.
● Selected to The Denver Post All-Star Team and All-State.
● Helped the Bulldogs to the city basketball championship and state consolation championship.
● Leading batter on the Bulldogs baseball team.
● Two-time All-Conference (1963-64) player leading Pueblo Centennial to the South-Central League baseball championship.

Went to Adams State College in Alamosa, CO where he graduated in 1969.

Played one year of football and four years of baseball (earning four letters) and posting a career .330 batting average for the Grizzlies.

Related Activities:
● Played fast pitch softball for 18 years manning 2nd base for the Pepsi Cola team that earned local, state and national reputation.
● Four-time All-State selection at 2nd base.

Coaching Career:
● Assistant football coach for 10 years (three years at Keating Junior High (KJH), five years at Pueblo Central and two more at Pueblo Centennial.
● Served 12 years as an assistant basketball coach at Pueblo Central then as the head coach for two season.
● Led the Pueblo Centennial girls basketball team to a second place in the district tournament and a state qualifying berth.
● Also coached the boys wrestling team at KJH for a season.
● Worked as an assistant track coach for two seasons at Pueblo Central.

Professional Affiliation:
Currently a sponsor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes program.

Teacher and coach in School District #60 at Pueblo Centennial H.S.

Lives in Pueblo with his wife Rita.

GPSA "N" By The Numbers

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

David "Dave" Netherton (2005)

Luther J. Nava (1983)

Attended First Meeting
David J. "Dave" Novak (1980*>)

Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
David J. "Dave" Novak (1980*>)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Luther J. Nava (1983)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
David "Dave" Netherton (2005)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Tony Niccoli, Jr. (1973+*p)
Trinidad H.S., Trinidad, CO

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
George A. "Newt" Newton (1984*p)
In Illinois

Charter Inductee
Tony Niccoli, Jr. (1973+*p)

Charter Inductee
Tony Niccoli, Jr. (1973+*p)

David J. "Dave" Novak (1980*>)

George A. "Newt" Newton (1984*p)

Luther J. Nava (1983)

Tony Niccoli, Jr. (1973+*p)

David "Dave" Netherton (2005)
Luther J. Nava (1983)

AHonorees Awarded Posthumously
George A. Newton (1984*p)
Tony Niccoli, Jr. (1973+*p)


Honorees Deceased
JGeorge A. "Newt" Newton (1984*p)
David J. "Dave" Novak (1980*>)
Tony Niccoli, Jr. (1973+*p )

Honorees in "N" 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
Class of 2007