Year Inducted: 1984
Nominated By: Jim Blanc
Sports Competed In: Football
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1959.
● Won eight total varsity letters playing football (1956-58) and baseball (1957-59) and basketball (1958-50) for the Wildcats.
● Earned three varsity letters gridiron.
● Two-time All-Conference selection in football (1957-58).
● Made the All-State football team and played in the state championship game (1958).
● Earned two varsity letters as a member of the Wildcats basketball team.
● Earned All-Conference honors his senior year (1959) and played in the State Basketball Championship game.
● Earned three varsity letters playing on the Wildcats baseball team.
● Selected for All-Conference baseball honors in 1959.
Went to Pueblo Junior College for two years (1960-1961)...Transferred to Adams State College (ASC) in Alamosa, CO where he graduated in 1963.
● Played football for two years (1960-61) earning All-Conference honors at PJC... Also was the table tennis champion at PJC.
● Played two seasons of football and baseball each (earning a varsity letter each season) at ASC.
● Two-time All-Rocky Mountain Conference football selection in 1962 and 1963.
● Asst. Coach: Pueblo County H.S. for 10 years
● Head Coach: Pueblo County H.S. for six years
● Suffered a severe heart attack - had a triple by-pass operation (1974).
● Returned to coaching as head coach at Vineland Middle School (1976).
● Returned to Pueblo County H.S. as Assistant Football Coach (1977).
● Played recreational softball for a number of years for the Pepsi Cola A team and helped his team to four World Softball Tournaments.
● Started playing softball again (1978-83). Played in the Senior Division. Named All-League selection every year.
● Also enjoys golf and has won several teachers tournaments throughout Colorado.
● Took up playing pool in the Pueblo men's pool league for three years (1981-83)...Became one of the top pool players in the city.
Inducted into the Pueblo Softball Hall of Fame in 2009.
Teacher and coach.
Lived in Pueblo, CO....Passed away on Sept. 27, 2020.