Year Inducted: 2022 (p)
Nominated By: Walt Hime (son)
Sports Competed In: Baseball, Basketball
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach, Contributor

Richard "Dick" HimeRichard "Dick" Hime

Before High School:
Attended Risley Middle School.

Achievements:
Risley Middle School:
● Gold Medal Champs in basketball in 1949 (Armory Gym - State Fairgrounds).
● Selected to the North Side All-Star Team at 2nd Base and pitcher playing Old Timers Baseball (1949-50).
● Baseball coach was Ed smith (1949-50) and John Griffin (1951).
● Finished runner-up MVP baseball race to Joe Puleo (1951).
● Won 50-yard dash, 2nd place in long jump, and shot put at the City Meet (1950).

High School:
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1955.

Achievements:
High School:
● Played four years of basketball at guard (1951-55) and two years of baseball in the infield (1953-54).
● Helped beat Central for City Tournament Championship in 1951.
● Under head coach Walt Clay in 1954, the team won the South-Central League (S-CL) and went to the state tournament.
● Selected to the S-CL All-Conference Team in 1955.
● Scored double figures (scored 20 points vs. La Junta and 19 points vs. Grand Junction).
● Recorded a batting average of .333 on the Bulldogs baseball team (1954).

College:
Attended Pueblo Junior College (PJC) for two years (1956-57) before transferring the Western State College (WSC) in Gunnison, CO, for the 1958-59 school year.

Achievements:
PJC Baseball:
Played baseball (infield and outfield), coached by Harry Simmons (1956) and Joe Torpe (1957). Led by pitcher Ford Young who signed with Dodgers.
PJC Basketball:
● Used as a 6th man and started several games in 1957.
● Member of the 1956 and 1957 NJCAA National Tournament Basketball teams that inducted as a group into the CSU-Pueblo Athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 2, 2012.
● After breaking ground with a 24-7 season in 1956, the 31-7 1957 squad finished within a hair of the national title game, a loss to San Angelo (Tex.) College keeping the squad from a championship.
● Led by coach Simmons, the team won Empire Conference (1956-57).
● Finished 6th Place in Nationals in 1956 (led by Gene Poston).
● Finished 3rd Place in Nationals in 1957.
WSC Basketball:
Made All-Tournament team at Buena Vista Invitational (1959).

Coaching Career:
Coached Freshman football and basketball at Freed Junior High School.

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

Honors:
Served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve.

Professional Affiliations:
● Pueblo Education Association
● Colorado Education Association
● National Education Association (lifetime member)
● Pueblo Coaches Association (formed in 1960)

Related Activities:
● Played in the City Basketball League (1961-1964).
● Made All-Tournament Team playing with the Knights of Columbus in the Greater Pueblo Tournament (1961).

Occupations:
● Physical Education teacher and coach at Freed Junior High for 33 years.
● Served his church community as a lay leader.

Quotes:
"Dick Hime has the whole package. He was a good athlete, a successful coach and a positive contributor to the Pueblo sports scene".
-- Dewie Thornton

Personal:
Lived in Pueblo for 83 years with his wife Shirley... Passed away Dec. 12, 2021.


GPSA "H" By The Numbers

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

1
Administrator
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)

Athlete/Administrator
Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Richard 'Dick" Hime (2022 *p)
Joseph Edward Hughes (1977*)

Athlete/Contributor
Paula Henson (2017)

Attended St. Patrick's H.S.
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Steve Henson (2002)

Auto Racing
William B. 'Bill" Hodges, Jr. (2000*)

Boxing
Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)

Cross Country
Charles Louis "Chuck" Haering (1999)

Statistician
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)

Swimming
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)

Track
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)

Wrestling
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)

 

2
Athlete/Official
Anthony J. "Tony" Hegler (2013)
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)

Softball
Paula Henson (2017)
Ruth Hulsey (1983*)

 

3
Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Jack C. Hildner (2012*p)
John Muir H.S., Pasadena, CA
Charles Louis "Chuck" Haering (1999)
Central Catholic H.S., Pittsburgh, PA
Jack "Cactus Jack" Helmsing (1989*)
College View H.S., Lincoln, NE

Attended Pueblo Catholic H.S.
Judith Kathryn "Judy" Hildner (1997*)
Gene Hochevar (1990)
Henry Robert "Bob" Haley (1978)

Coach
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)
Jack "Cactus Jack" Helmsing (1989*)
Henry Robert "Bob" Haley (1978)

Editor/Sportswriter/Owner
Jack C. Hildner (2012*p)
Judith Kathryn "Judy" Hildner (1997*)
Frank Steven Hoag, Jr. (1975*)

Official
Paula Henson (2017)
James "Newell" Hall (1984*)
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)

Tennis
Paula Henson (2017)
Steve Henson (2002)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)

Track
Christopher C. Haering (2008)
Freda Ann Hancock (1998)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)

 

5
Contributor
Paula Henson (2017)
William Joseph "Bill" Hybl (2010)
Judith Kathryn "Judy" Hildner (1997*)
Frank Steven Hoag, Jr. (1975*)
O'Neal Hobbs (1974*)

Athlete
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Roger Alan Hargraves (2006*p)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Christopher C. Haering (2008)
Mark C. Haering (2008)
Jim J. Harrison (2006)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)
Brian Hochevar (1993)

 

6
Baseball
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Roger Alan Hargraves (2006*p)
Jim J. Harrison (2006)
Brian Hochevar (1993)
O'Neal Hobbs (1974*)0)

 

7
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Anthony J. "Tony" Hegler (2013)
Roger Alan Hargraves (2006*p)
William B. "Bill" Hodges, Jr. (2000)
Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)
Joseph Edward Hughes (1977*)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)

Honorees Awarded Posthumously
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)
Jack C. Hildner (2012*p)
Roger A. Hargraves (2006*p)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)

Basketball
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)
Anthony J. "Tony" Hegler (2013)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Christopher C. Haering (2008)
Jim J. Harrison (2006)
Brian Hochevar (1993)
Gene Hochevar (1990)


8
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
Richard "Dick" Hime (2022*p)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
William Joseph "Bill" Hybl (2010)
Freda Ann Hancock (1998)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)
James "Newell" Hall (1984*)
Mike William Housh (1983)
Ruth Louise Hulsey (1983*)

11
Athlete/Coach
Christopher C. Haering (2008)
Mark C. Haering (2008)
Jim J. Harrison (2006)
Steve Henson (2002)
William B. "Bill" Hodges, Jr. (2000)
Charles Louis "Chuck" Haering (1999)
Freda Ann Hancock (1998)
Brian Hochevar (1993)
Gene Hochevar (1990)
Mike William Housh (1983)
Ruth Louise Hulsey (1983*)

Football
Anthony J. "Tony" Hegler (2013)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Christopher C. Haering (2008)
Mark C. Haering (2008)
Charles Louis "Chuck" Haering (1999)
Brian Hochevar (1993)
Gene Hochevar (1990)
Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)
Mike William Housh (1983)
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)

 

17
Honorees Deceased
Jack C. Hildner (2012*p)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Roger A. Hargraves (2006*p)
William B. 'Bill" Hodges, Jr. (2000*)
Judith Kathryn "Judy" Hildner (1997*)
Joel Walter "Bear" Herzog (1996*p)
Charles G. "Charlie" Hoffman (1994*p)
Joseph "Salvy" Hernandez (1992*p)
Jack "Cactus Jack" Helmsing (1989*)
J. Newell Hall (1984*)
Charles G. Hitchcock (1983*)
Ruth Hulsey (1983*)
William S. "Bill" Heath (1982*)
Joseph Edward Hughes (1977*)
Dennis Hagaman (1975*p)
Frank S. Hoag, Jr. (1975*)
O'Neal Hobbs (1974*)

 

32
Honorees in "H" 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