Year Inducted: 1986
Nominated By: Pat Lomiller 
Sports Competed In: Basketball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Coach

Walt Pickard

High School:
Attended Henderson H.S., in Frederick, Oklahoma (OK).

College:
Went to East Central State College (ECSC), Ada, OK...Earned a Masters degree from Oklahoma State College.

Coaching Career:
● Spent 26 years (1950-76) as the head basketball coach at Rye High School, Rye, CO.
● Led the Thunderbolts to four state basketball appearances (1956, 1959, 1963 and 1968) winning the state championship with his first team in 1956.
● Head basketball coaching record at Rye was 384-150 losses.
● Overall career record at both Rye H.S. and Murray State was 439-176.
● Also served as the Thunderbolts baseball coach for five years (1957-61) and coached Rye's 8-man football team for a season (1959).

Occupation:
Teacher, coach and Activities Director - Rye High School

Personal:
Lived in Rye, CO with his wife, Helen... Passed away April 22, 2007.


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

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