Year Inducted: 2009
Nominated By: Dan DeRose (brother)
Sports Competed In: Football,
Athlete, Coach or Contributor:  Athlete, Coach, Contributor

High School:
Attended Pueblo East H.S., graduating in 1978...Played football (tight end/linebacker), track (shot put) and basketball for the Eagles, earning a total of 12 letters...Earned All-Conference honors two years in football and made the 1st team All-State his senior year...One of very few to receive a full-ride football scholarship to University of Colorado.

College:
Went to the University of Colorado (CU) for two years (1979-80)... Played two seasons for CU as a linebacker, lettering in his sophomore year...Transferred to the University of Southern Colorado (USC) and graduated in 1983...Played linebacker on the Indians football team (1981-82)...DeRose was named to the All-RMAC team twice and earned 1st Team NAIA All-District 7 in 1982...He was the team captain 1982 and that squad considered by many as best having qualified for The 1982 national playoffs...Mark recorded had 207 tackles, six fumble recoveries, and two interceptions in his two years with USC...Also was a part of the USC track program for two years (1981-83) competing in the shot put.

Achievements:
Football:
● Was invited to the Denver Broncos training camp in 1983 and played linebacker for a season.
● Played in the United States Football league (USFL).. Started for the Denver Gold, a member of the USFL at linebacker during the 1984-85 season...
● Played for the Los Angeles Express (Linebacker) during the 1985 season.
● Was a member of the Pueblo Crusaders for three seasons (1986-88) and as a linebacker, led the team in sacks for two consecutive years.
Coaching:
● Head football coach at Bear Creek H.S.

Honors:
● Inducted into the Pueblo East High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

Contributions:
One of the original members of "The Friends of Football", who brought Football, Wrestling and Track back to CSU-Pueblo...Mark’s business "ServiceStar Development" Leads the charge in creating retail projects that help define a community and serves as the heart of many neighborhoods. Project locations include Colorado, Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Texas and Virginia...On May 12, 2009, DeRose, in conjunction with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), broke ground on "Freedom Crossing" at Ft. Bliss, Texas. The first ever privately operated shopping center on a military installation...Mark serves as President of two Metropolitan districts in two Colorado communities...He is a strong supporter of Colorado's National Western Stock show, including the Junior Livestock Auction which fosters young participants to seek a future in agriculture and to further their education...DeRose also sponsors teams of roping and barrel racing athletes...Mark is a member of the "Friends of Football" and East High School.

Personal Affiliations:
● Member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).

Occupation:
● President and CEO of the ServiceStar Development Company - Greenwood Village, CO

Personal:
Lives in Centennial, CO with his wife, Lanette.


GPSA "D" By The Numbers

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

1
Athlete/Administrator
Dan E. DeRose (2002)

Athlete/Contributor
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Dan E. DeRose (2002)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Primero H.S., Weston, CO

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Henderson H.S., Frederick, OK

Awarded Posthumously
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)

Coach
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)

Charter Inductee of the GPSA
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Cross Country
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)

Gymnastics
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)

Tennis
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)

Wrestling
John DeNardo (1988*)

 

3
Athlete
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)


4
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

Baseball
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)

Track
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Michael L. "Mike" Duran (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)

 

5
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Jerry C. Cunico (2004)
Michael Gene "Mike" Chorak (1997)
Herb Casebeer (1977*)
Joseph "Joe Awful" Coffee (1974*)
Earl Harry 'Dutch' Clark (1973+*)

 

6
Athlete/Coach
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)

Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Kendra S. (Nogare) Drury (2014)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)

 

 

7
Honorees Deceased
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

9
Football
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
John DeNardo (1988*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Frank DeLeon (1984)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

10
Football
Dee Dee Dominquez (2015)
Edward J. "Dr. Eddie" DeRose (2008)
Dale G. Drummond (2004*p)
Dan E. DeRose (2002)
Sam Dazzio (2000*)
David Q. "Duv" Dudley (1996)
Paul DeFoyd (1986*)
Charles R. "Chuck" DePietro (1986)
Julius F. "Bud" Dammann (1979*)
Bruno A. "Dr." DeRose (1973*+)

 

15
Honorees in "D" Section

GPSA "E" By The Numbers

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

1
Athlete
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

Athlete/Coach/Administrator
Jerry L. Ellis (1998*)

Athlete/Official
Voyd Joseph "Butch" Elich (1983*)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

Basketball
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

Skeet & Trap
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)


2
Athlete/Coach
Sel Elizondo (1992)
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)

Football
Sel Elizondo (1992)
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)

4
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Jerry L. Ellis (1998*)
Sel Elizondo (1992)
Voyd Joseph "Butch" Elich (1983*)
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)

Honorees Deceased
Jerry L. Ellis (1998*)
John X. "Johnnie" Elbeck (1984*)
Voyd Joseph "Butch" Elich (1983*)
Peter Anton Elich Jr. (1976*)

5
Honorees in "D" 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