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
Friday, 30 September 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-

Ernest E. "Ernie" Ballotti

Ernie BallottiErnie BallottiHigh School: Attended Mooseheart H.S. in Illinois, graduating in 1944... Played two years at quarterback for the Red Ramblers (1942-43)... Ballotti was both the basketball and track captain his senior year (1944).

College: Went to Adams State College, graduating in 1950... Ernest was a four-year letterman playing guard on the Indians football team (1945-48)... Part of the team that won the conference championship in 1946...Ballotti played against Dan Blocker at Sul Ross College (Hoss Cartwright on TV Bonanza).

Advanced Education: Adams State College, M.A. (1962).

Coaching Background: Named All Sports Head Coach Sanford H.S. (1950-53)...Was an All Sports Teacher/Coach Pueblo County H.S. for five years (1953-57)... Hired as a Physical Education Teacher at Edison Elementary school of District #60 for one year (1957)... Spent six years (1960-66) at Centennial H.S. as a Physical Education teacher and head coach for the Bulldogs cross country team for one season (1960) and boys golf two years (1961-62)...Also worked at Freed Junior High.

Administrator: Spent 14 years as a basketball official (1960-73)...Was named the first Activities Director at Centennial H.S., a position Ballotti held for six years (1966-72)... Worked for 10 years (1972-82) in School District #60 as the Assistant Activities Director...Served as the District's (#60) Athletic Director for a year (1982-83).

Occupation: Teacher/Coach/Administrator with School District #60.

Personal: Lives in Pueblo with his wife, Joyce. Ernie passed away on Jan. 20, 2022

 Ernie Ballotti's Obituary

<< Back to GPSA Honorees          <<Back to Honorees - "B"


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