GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

Massari Arena
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Monday, 15 August 2022

GPSA Meetings

Below are the TENTATIVE meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2022 calendar year. All meeting are held on the third Monday of the month in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

Jan. 17 Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Apr. 18
May 16 Aug. 22 Sept. 19 Oct. 17


Banquet Date/Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2022 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022. Go to the Application tab above to download and fill out an application today.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Jerry Sisneros, President of the GPSA. His email address is

A+ R A-

Sam Pagano

High School: Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1955... Played three years of football for the Wildcats at tackle and place kicker... Scored 29 points on Points After Touchdowns (PATs) - four in 1952, 14 in 1953 and 11 in 1954 as recorded in the "The Steel City Football Almanac" by David Mihalick.

College: Went to Pueblo Junior College and played two years of football under under coach Elliot Plese & coach Joe Prater (1955-56)...Transferred to Denver University where he played linebacker and guard for the Pioneers for two seasons (1957-58) before graduating in 1959...Denver University dropped football in 1960 (one year after Pagano left)...Sam attended the first try out camp for the Denver Broncos at Colorado School of Mines as a Kicker - got cut prior to 1st Game.

Coaching Background: Pagano began his coaching career as an assistant football coach at Adams State College in Alamosa, CO for a year (1958-59)...He moved to the high school level and coach at Boulder H.S., in Boulder CO for eight seasons...Sam spend the next 21 years (1968-89) as the head football coach at Boulder Fairview H.S., where his teams compiled a record of 164-58-4 and  won two state championships (1979 and 1987) and gained a co-championship in 1978...Retired from coaching football after the 1989 season.
Professional Ranks: Pagano returned to the sidelines in 1994, coaching Bergamo, Italy to a 14-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Italian Super Bowl...He coached briefly at Taipei then returned to Europe and coached in Germany and France...He returned to Bergamo in 2002 and closed out his coaching career with a 16-0 Team and a Eurobowl Championship...Chuck Pagano, Sam’s oldest Son, Chuck, is the coach of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts...He previously coached with the Baltimore Ravens...Sam’s younger son John Pagano was a defensive coordinator of San Diego Chargers.

Occupation:  21 years Coach at Fairview “Knights” High School in Boulder.



<< Back to GPSA Honorees          << Back to Honorees - "P"

Copyright © 2017-21 Pueblo Greater Sports Association. All Rights Reserved.
Design and content setup by Barker's Web Design Services