Richard “Dick” Hime


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)

 

18
Honorees Deceased
Jack C. Hildner (2012*p)
Walter Leo Hill (2012*)
Roger A. Hargraves (2006*p)
William B. 'Bill" Hodges, Jr. (2000*)
Charles Louis "Chuck" Haering (1999*)
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 2023 induction ceremony on Nov. 15.

 

 

Daniel RosalesDaniel
Rosales

12/13/2023
Class of 2002

Everett C. ThalhamerEverett C.
Thalhamer

12/23/2023
Class of 2014