Year Inducted: 2000
Nominated By: Sam Corsentino/Jim Blanc
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Football, Track
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete, Coach
Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S., graduating in 1953...Competed in track, as a quarter mile runner (four years: 1950-53); football, playing fullback (three years: 1950-52), baseball, starting in the outfield (three years: 1951-53) and basketball as a guard for two seasons (1952-53).
● Was a four-sport star athlete for the Bulldogs earning 12 varsity letters.
● Earning all-state football honors in 1952.
Went to Pueblo Junior College (PJC) for two years (1956-57) playing football (defense)... Transferred to Western State College in Gunnison, CO, where he played two more seasons (1958-59) of football for the Mountaineers on defense before graduating in 1960.
Spent entire 10 years coaching at Centennial H.S., five years each as an assistant on the baseball team (1966-71)...an assistant on the Bulldogs football squad (1965-70)...Also served four seasons (1961-64) as the school's head cross country coach.
● Named to the Centennial Hall of Fame in 1975.
● Earned entry into the Centennial Distinguished Citizens Hall of Fame in 1993.
Worked as a Teacher and Coach for School District #60; Also was an entrepreneur.
Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Barbara (Giordano)... Dazzio passed away on Oct. 2, 2021.