Year Inducted: 2000
Nominated By: Joe Massaro
Sports Competed In: Cross Country, Track
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Coach, Contributor

Pete FallettaPete Falletta

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1965.

College:
Went to Southern Colorado State College and graduated in 1970...Did postgraduate work at Western State College, Gunnison, CO, graduating in 1988.

Coaching Career:
Spent his entire 19 years of coaching at Pueblo Central H.S... Falletta was the head cross country coach for the Wildcats from 1970-89, coach of the JV baseball team for six years (1970-76) before taking the reins of the baseball program for a season (1977) while also working as the boys assistant track coach at the same time (1977)...Pete was also the girls assistant track coach for three years (1981-83) before assuming the head coaching duties of the girls squad for the next four years (1984-88).

Contributions:
● Spent 29 years as Director and Starter for numerous local & Regional Track and Cross Country Meets (1970-99).
● Worked for 24 years as the Course Director and Starter for the Colorado State Cross Country Meet (1973-97).
● Served eight years as an official for the Colorado State Track Meets (1989-97).
● Assumed the role of Athletic Director Pueblo Centennial H.S for nine years (1989-98) and took over the same position at Centennial H.S. for five months after his induction into the Greater Pueblo Sports Association Hall of Fame in 2010.
● Served two years each as Secretary for the South-Central League and as a representative for CHSAA board of Control for the South Central League (1990-92).
● Was a member of the Colorado State Track and Field Advisory Committee (1998-91).

Honors:
● Named the Colorado High School Athletic Director of the Year by Colorado Athletic Directors Association (CADA) in 1999.
● Honored by KOA Radio, IBM, and the Denver Bronco as 1997 CHSAA Official of the Week (1997).
● Named the National High School Cross Country and Colorado High School Coaches Association's "Coach-of-the-Year" (1989).
● Nominated for Colorado High School Coaches Association's Cross Country "Coach-of-the-Year" (1988).

Achievements:
● In 19 seasons as head cross country coach, his boys and girls teams won numerous South-Central league and City Cross Country Championships (1970-89).
● Coached the Boys’ Team to 12 consecutive years of qualifying for the State Meet Qualifiers.
● His team finished runner-up at state in 1974, 1975, and 1982.
● Coached several male and female city and league Cross Country Champions including the boys 1973 state champion Ed Grundy and girls 1980 state champion, Linda Romero.

Occupation:
Worked as a Teacher, Coach and Activities Director.

Personal:
Lives in Pueblo.


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