Year Inducted: 2022 
Nominated By: Megan Storm and Kendra Case (daughters)
Sports Competed In: Baseball, Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor

Michael J.  MarcovecchioMichael J. Marcovecchio

High School:
Attended Pueblo Roncalli H.S., graduating in 1971.

Achievements:
High School:
● Played four years of football (quarterback, defensive back and tailback) and basketball (guard) for the Shamrocks.
● Played three seasons of baseball (third base and centerfield) and ran track (880 yd dash and the mile) for one season.
● Member of the Baseball American Legion State Champs (1970).
● Baseball Colorado High School State Champs. Batting Average .278. (1971).
● Earned All-City Team; All-SCL Team; All-State Tourney Team (1971).
● Senior year in football, ends up third in rushing in the southern league; 108 ATT, 439 yards, 4.1 average, 5 TD. (1971).
● Earned All-City honors (1971).

Achievements:
Professional Baseball:
Drafted by the Cincinnati Red of Major League Baseball upon graduating from high school.

Coaching Career:
● Coached football, baseball and golf at Pueblo County...No records kept on wins/losses.
● Coached baseball under Joe Andenucio. They had some success, playing in one regional tourney game.
● Volunteered to help coach, Don Egan, with the Hornets boys and girls golf teams.

Achievements:
Coaching:
● City Football Champions (1965)
● City Tournament Champions - basketball (1971).
● Players Coached: Nino Giarratano, Jeff Kurtz, Jerry Sisneros, Rich Pike, Rich Purcell.

Related Activities:
● Won the senior flight championship in golf at Elmwood (2003).
● Recorded five hole-in-one's playing golf.
● Plays golf in the summer, works basketball in the winter and as a softball umpire in the Summer and Fall.

Professional Affiliations:
● Basketball rules interpreter CHSAA.
● Instructor for veteran and new basketball officials.
● International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO); 20 years - present.
● Served on the Board of Directors at Runyon Field for 12 years (2009-22) - appointed by the County Commissioners.
● Served on the Board of Directors Pueblo Rural Fire District for 23 years (elected); 1994-2017.
● Committee Member Pueblo Italian Golf Tournament (scholarship to CSU-Pueblo for athletics); 18+ years - present.
● CHSAA and USA Softball Certified Umpire (2016-present).

Occupations:
● Started officiating basketball in 2002.
● Worked the 2A boys championship game at CSU-Pueblo in 2010.
● Worked the 5A boys Final at CU (2012).
● Continues to work basketball games for CHSAA; worked Region IX junior college ball (2004-17).

Quotes:
"We did not win many football games, mostly lack of skilled players, but never lacking heart or effort."
-- Mike Marcovecchio

"Mike Marcovecchio is a humble man, who continually strives to make those he comes in contact with have a better experience, whether that be as an official or umpire, President of the Runyon Field Board, or doing maintenance on the Hollydot Golf Course".
-- Dave Dudley

"Mike Marcovecchio has devoted his adult life to athletics and Pueblo, CO. Through his coaching, playing, officiating and participating in service organizations have proven him a vital asset to the community and young kids in Pueblo".
-- David Styduhar

Personal:
Life-long resident of Pueblo, CO... Married 49 years to Cindy Domenico.


GPSA "M" By The Numbers

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

1
Administrator/Contributor
Brian Macartney (1988*>)

Athlete/Contributor
James Samuel Mastrini (2019)

Athlete/Administrator/Coach
Dr. Thomas J. "Tom" Muhic (1993*)

Athlete/Coach/Official
Carol Patrick "Pat" McGraw (2009)

Attended First Meeting
Brian Macartney (1988*>)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Brian Macartney (1988*>)
Salida H.S., Salida, CO

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Donald "Don" McIntosh (1991)
H.S. in Provo, Utah

Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.
Luz V. Montelongo (1988)

Attended P. County/P. South H.S.
Timmie-Jo Miller Lisac (2017)

Attended Pueblo Roncalli H.S.
Mike J. Marcovecchio (2022)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Carol Patrick "Pat" McGraw (2009)

Auto Racing
Ronald Bruce McDowell (1988*)

Bowling
Floretta "Doty" McCutcheon (1974*p)

Coach/Contributor
Charles "Charlie" Manning (2015)

Charter Member
William L. "Bill" McClatchy (1973*+)

Rodeo
Marie Mass (2022*p)

Tennis
Donald "Don" McIntosh (1991)

Track
Richard "Rick" Joe Macias (2018)

2 
Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Mike J. Marcovecchio (2022)
Donald E. "Corky" Madrid (2016)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Richard "Rick" Joe Macias (2018)
Michael Dean Martinez (1997)

Attended Pueblo County H.S.
Marie Mass (2022*p)
Art Martinez (1989)

Cross Country
Richard "Rick" Joe Macias (2018)
Gene A. Morenz (1995)

Official
Mike J. Marcovecchio (2022)
Dan Milusnic (1983*)

Softball
Timmie-Jo Miller-Lisac (2017)
Michael M. "Mike" Milner (1992)

Wrestling
Donald E. "Corky" Madrid (2016)
Robert J. "Hawk" Martinez (1988)

 

3 
Coach
Sonja Melton (2001*)
Gene A. Morenz (1995)
Donald "Don" McIntosh (1991)

 

4 
Athlete/Coach
Timmie-Jo Miller Lisac (2017)
George Joseph Mastrini (2014*p)
Joseph L. "Joe" Massaro, Jr. (1995)
Robert J. "Hawk" Martinez (1988)

Basketball
Timmie-Jo Miller-Lisac (2017)
George Joseph Mastrini (2014*p)
Luz V. Montelongo (1988)
Dan Milusnic (1983*)

Contributor
Richard "Rick" Joe Macias (2018)
David John "Dave" Mihalick (2007)
Art Martinez (1989)
William L. "Bill" McClatchy(1973*+)

 

6 
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Charles "Charlie" Manning (2015)
David John "Dave" Mihalick (2007)
Joe Mohorcich (1993)
Michael M. "Mike" Milner (1992)
Dan Milusnic (1983*)
Robert E. "Bob" McGraw (1979*p)

Honorees Awarded Posthumously
Marie Mass (2022*p)
George J. Mastrini (2014*p)
Andrew "Chink" Mihalick (2012*p)
Ronney McDowell (1988*p)
Robert E. "Bob" McGraw (1979*p>)
Floretta "Doty" McCutcheon (1974*p)

8
Athlete
Marie Mass (2022*p)
Michael Dean Martinez (1997)
Joe Mohorcich (1993)
Michael M. "Mike" Milner (1992)
Ronald Bruce McDowell (1988*)
Luz V. Montelongo (1988)
Robert E. "Bob" McGraw (1979*p)
Floretta "Doty" McCutcheon (1974*p)

Football
Mike J. Marcovecchio (2022)
James Samuel Mastrini (2019)
Donald E. "Corky" Madrid (2016)
Joseph L. "Joe" Massaro, Jr. (1995)
Joe Mohorcich (1993)
Robert J. "Hawk" Martinez (1988)
Luz V. Montelongo (1988)
Dan Milusnic (1983*)


Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
James Samuel Mastrini (2019)
Donald E. "Corky" Madrid (2016)
George Joseph Mastrini (2014*p)
Joseph L. "Joe" Massaro, Jr. (1995)
Dr. Thomas J. "Tom" Muhic (1993*)
Robert J. "Hawk" Martinez (1988)
Ronald Bruce McDowell (1988*)
William L. "Bill" McClatchy (1973*+)

 

10
Baseball
Mike J. Marcovecchio (2022)
James Samuel Mastrini (2019)
Donald E. "Corky" Madrid (2016)
Charles "Charlie" Manning (2015)
George Joseph Mastrini (2014*p)
Michael Dean Martinez (1997)
Joseph L. "Joe" Massaro, Jr. (1995)
Dr. Thomas J. "Tom" Muhic (1993*)
Robert J. "Hawk" Martinez (1988)
Robert E. "Bob" McGraw (1979*p)

 

12 
Honorees Deceased
Marie Mass (2022*p)
George J. Mastrini (2014*p)
Andrew "Chink" Mihalick (2012*p)
Sonja Melton (2001*)
Michael M. "Mike" Milner (1992*)
Brian Macartney (1988*>)
Ronney McDowell (1988*p)
Dan Milusnic (1983*)
Robert E. "Bob" McGraw (1979*p)
Floretta "Doty"McCutcheon (1974*p)
William L. "Bill" McClatchy (1973*+)
Dr. Thomas J. "Tom" Muhic (1993*)

 

28
Honorees in "M" 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