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CHSCA Hall of Fame

2024 Hall of Fame Class Announced

The Colorado High School Coaches Association is excited to announce the 2024 Hall of Fame Class.  This is the 60th class to be inducted.

The class includes: Keri Atchison, Bruce Dick, Randy Dreitz, Caryn Jarocki, and Terry Taylor.

The class of five inductees includes three basketball coaches, one football coach, and the Hall’s second ever spirit coach.

The induction banquet to recognize this group will be held on Monday, April 15, 2024 at Legacy Campus Great Hall (formerly the Wildlife Experience), 10035 S Peoria St., Lone Tree, CO  80134.  Tickets to the event will be available for purchase at on January 25, 2024.

The inductees are:

Keri Atchison the accomplished Poms coach at Mountain Vista High School.  Atchison is the only Poms coach Mountain Vista has had in its 23-year history.  Her dance teams have won State Championships in all three divisions, three times in Pom, four times in Jazz, and twice in Hip-Hop. The 2017 Jazz team finished as National Champions. Keri is currently the Spirit Director overseeing both cheer and dance for the Eagles.  She is also the chairperson of the physical education department at Mountain Vista.  Atchison has been recognized in the past by the CHSCA with the Dale Yost Teacher Coach of the Year Award 2018 and the Spirit Coach of the Year Award in 2021.  In 2022 she was a finalist for the Coach of the Year for Specialty Sports awarded by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association.   

Bruce Dick the longtime Colorado High School Basketball Coach with successful stops at Green Mountain, Rocky Mountain, Resurrection Christian, and Fort Collins High Schools.  Coach Dick started his coaching career at Green Mountain High School in 1978 with his first head stint as the basketball coach in 1982.  Over the course of the next 23-years his teams qualified for the state tournament ten times and won the CHSAA State Championship in 1992.  He moved on to Rocky Mountain High School in 2005 and had the Rams competing in the state tournament three times over five years with the 2008 team getting to the great 8.  His next stop was Resurrection Christian where in a ten-year period his team was in the state tourney bracket eight times with six final-8 finishes.   They were state runners-up in 2015 and 2016.  The 2020 team was 25-0 when the season was ended by COVID after winning their quarter-final game.  Bruce is currently the head coach of the Fort Collins Lambkins and his 2023 team made an appearance in the Great 8.  The 45-year member of the CHSCA an overall record of 714-227 as a head basketball coach.

Randy Dreitz the 1981 graduate of Northglenn High School who has served an entire coaching career at Brush High School.  Coach Dreitz, the longtime assistant to Hall of Fame coach Larry Mills, took over the reins following Coach Mills’ retirement in 1999.  From 2000-2014 Dreitz’s football teams won 128 games.  Nine times they advanced to the final four and won the seven of those games.  The Beetdiggers won the CHSCA Championship in 2014 and finished runners-up in 2010.  Dreitz was also the head wrestling coach at Brush for a stint and his 1997 team finished runners-up at the CHSCA State Championships.  Coach Dreitz maintained a CHSCA membership throughout his coaching career and coached in the All-State Games in 1997.

Caryn Jarocki the seven-time state championship coach of girls’ basketball at Highlands Ranch High School.  Coach Jarocki is the winningest coach in Colorado High School girls’ basketball with over 700 wins and still adding on.  She began her head coaching career at Colorado Academy in 1985 and remained for 11 years.  Jarocki took over at Highlands Ranch High School in 1996 and remains there today.  Under her tutelage the Falcons won State Championships in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2011. They won the runner-up trophy in 2013 and 2016.  Her teams have been to the final four an amazing 18-times.  She has won Colorado Coach of the Year awards multiple times from many different organizations.  Nationally she won the John Wooden Legacy Award in 2021, and was Awarded the Dave Sanders Award by the Denver Post in 2017.  These are only a few in a long list of recognitions.  Caryn would be even more proud of the many acknowledgements she receives from the student athletes she has taught and coached over the years when the recognize how she has prepared them for life.        

Terry Taylor the head coach of the Rangeview Raiders Boys’ Basketball Teams.  While at the helm at Rangeview from 1983-2003 Taylor’s basketball teams were regular entrants into the Colorado High School State Championships for the state’s largest classification.  They won the title in 1985 and followed that up with runner-up finishes in 1989 and 1993.  Taylor had previously led his San Juan Utah High School team to an undefeated Championship back in 1971.  More recently Taylor offered his services as an assistant on the bench at Eaglecrest High School during their run to State Championships in 2013 and 2017.  Taylor’s overall record as a head boys’ basketball coach was 455-219.  Taylor coached in the CHSCA All State Games in 1978 and 1989.

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Jim Baggot -- Greeley
B.O. Moles -- Denver North

Al Montgomery -- Longmont
Ed Smith -- Pueblo Centennial
Glenn Wilson -- Fowler


Roy Byers -- Manual
Don DesCombes -- Manual
Aaron Hale -- Springfield
Paul Tate -- La Junta
Mike Willett -- Thomas Jefferson


Ed Flint -- Denver North
Merle Lefferdink -- Boulder
Pat Panek -- Denver East
Bill Reed -- Loveland
George Scott -- Fort Collins


Ray French -- Fort Collins
E.C. Gruenler -- Salida
Kenny Heyde -- Eaton
Bob Raugh -- Bear Creek


Ray Ball -- Lakewood
Bill Hinkley -- Aurora
Ed Lesar -- Pueblo Central
Chet O'Hanlon -- Denver North
Ed Swinscoe -- Boulder


Ted Blevins -- Fort Collins
Frank Hickey -- Canon City
Frank Mielenz -- Denver South
Clarence Whipple -- Denver East
Wilford Woody -- Denver West



Manual Boody -- Denver
Bill Greim -- Denver
John Hancock -- Greeley
Frank Potts -- Boulder
Dal Ward -- Boulder


George Barrows -- Aurora
Hoyt Brawner -- Denver
Dick Hotten -- Denver West
Ray Patterson -- Loveland
Tom Vanderhoff -- Arvada


Fritz Brennecke -- Golden
Gil Everly -- Longmont
Bill Gamble -- Brighton
Ed Whalley -- Grand Junction  


Walt Clark -- Loveland
Pete D'Amato -- Greeley
Gib Funk -- Colorado Springs
Don Miles -- Sterling
Sollie Raso -- Pueblo


Greg Browning -- G. Washington
Pete Butler -- Greeley
Wally Post -- Sterling
Mel Schwartz -- Lakewood
Bob Wilson -- Denver South


Garry Berry -- Colorado Springs
Ray Kruse -- Fort Collins
Bill McGraw -- Grand Junction
Harvey Riddle -- Englewood
Gaston Santi -- Thomas Jefferson


Vern Heaston -- Lakewood
Mel Spence -- Pueblo East
Sox Walseth -- Boulder
Jim Ward -- Manual
Art Watson -- Weld County


Lloyd Gaskill -- Limon
Newell Hall -- Pueblo
Howard Johnson -- Denver
Lou Kellogg -- Denver
Spud Orr -- Alamosa
Dan Stavely -- Boulder


Howard Baxter -- Boulder
Stu Beresford -- Denver
Jess Christensen -- Limon
Ernie Rossi -- Denver
Harry Simmons -- Pueblo


Joe Cribari -- Fort Collins
John Hoskins -- Wheat Ridge
Gowen Smith -- Denver
Tom Sutak -- Centaurus



 John Asbury -- Air Academy
Ron Crawford -- Alamosa  
Bill Lewis -- Golden 
Dutch Nogel -- Trinidad 
Duane Warnock -- Ft. Collins 


 Jim Grieve -- Pueblo Centennial 
Lou Rillos -- Golden 
Don Solem -- Wheat Ridge 
Anthony Stone -- Kennedy 
Bill Weimar -- Washington 


 Herb Casebeer -- Pueblo 
Paul Hustad -- Westminster 
O.T. Nutal -- Louisville 
Emil Olander -- Ft. Collins 
Don Weber -- Limon 


 Hugh Bradley -- Alameda 
John Cline -- Arapahoe 
Jack Kehmeier -- Cedaredge 
Bill Nicholas -- Edgewater 
Jesse Rogers -- Del Norte 


 Red Coats -- Wheat Ridge 
Paul Sittler -- Del Norte 
Dale Thompson -- Greeley 
Jack Willie -- Manitou Springs 
Dick Yates -- Kennedy 


 John Adams -- Denver 
Guy Gibbs -- Regis 
Harold Kravig -- Hugo 
Fred Rock -- Burlington 
Nick Stubler -- Glenwood Springs 


 Don Breese -- Lewis-Palmer 
Gene Carara -- Sterling 
Bill Fanning -- Grand Junction 
Charles Gaul -- Doherty 
Warren Mitchell -- Limon 


 Jim Hartman -- A. Lincoln 
Joe Klune -- A. Lincoln 
Lou Parker -- Washington
Jim Redic -- Denver 
Paul Starbuck -- Meeker 


 Bob Caviness -- Hinkley 
Paul Coleman -- Gunnison
Darrel Hafling -- Golden 
Ken Hughes -- T. Jefferson 
Wayne Humphrey -- Ranum 


 Wes Stolte -- Brush 
Joe Vigil -- Alamosa 
Louise Volkstorf -- Cheyenne Mtn. 
Art Wollenweber -- Sheridan 
Manuel Worden -- Loveland



 Tracy Borah -- Gunnison
Wiley Chance -- Littleton 
John DiTolla -- Denver 
John Miles -- T. Jefferson 


 Alice Barron -- Jefferson County 
 Bob Chavez -- Glenwood Springs 
Stan Lampe -- Ft. Morgan 
Herman Motz -- T. Jefferson 
Bob Smith -- Wray 


Mary Gore -- Limon 
Ron McClary -- Ft. Collins 
Ruby Miller -- Adams City 
Charles White -- Rocky Ford 


 Max Marr -- Berthoud 
John Martin -- Ft. Collins 
Bob Salen -- Denver North 
Joe Sisneros -- Colorado D&B 
Dick Westbay -- Wasson 


 Bob Felps -- Ft. Lupton 
Duane Knox -- Douglas County 
Helen McCall -- Westminster 
Mike McCarty -- Widefield 


 Bill Corder -- Pueblo East
Tom Hancock -- Lakewood 
Carl Ramunno -- Steamboat Springs 
William Wright -- Mitchell 


Fred Tesone -- Cherry Creek 
Bill Turner -- Meeker 
Harry Wise -- Englewood 
Steve Woytek -- Denver North 


Jim Hartman -- Colorado Springs 
Keith Lick -- Haxtun 
Don Miller -- Glenwood Springs
Joe Strain -- Denver 
Marv Trennepohl -- Julesburg


 Sandra Cole -- Platte Valley 
Stephen Hadley -- Kennedy 
Randell Hess -- Roosevelt 
LeeRoy Needens -- Brush 
Hal Wiebers -- Canon City 


Gordon Cooper -- Rifle 
Bill Kalb -- Yuma 
Duane Lewis -- Alameda 
Bob Deter -- Sheridan 
Judy Barnett -- Manitou Springs



Steve Hill -- Ridgway
Dick Katte -- Denver Christian 
Larry Mills -- Brush 
Dennis Shepherd -- Green Mtn. 
Arnold Torgerson -- Ft. Collins 


 String Ervin -- Littleton 
Don Gatewood -- Montbello 
Joe Shields -- West Grand 
Shirley Snyder -- Wasson 
Ken Soper -- Dolores County 


 Steve Foster -- Cherry Creek 
Gary Goings -- Bear Creek 
Manual Gonzales -- Granada 
Art Hassler -- Fountain-Ft. Carson 
George Rykovich -- Manitou Springs


Tom Beeson -- Pomona 
Jack Brookhart -- Cherry Creek 
Larry Pickering -- Pueblo Centennial 
John Starkebaum -- Haxtun 
Rich Urano -- Eaton 


Tom Brockman -- Pueblo Centennial 
Victor Garcia -- Lewis Palmer 
Larry Lienemann -- Heritage 
Ken Moore -- Simla
Kirk Price -- Cherry Creek


Chris Brown -- West Grand
Jim Danley -- Eaton 
Ed Kintz -- Golden 
Les Mattocks -- Abraham Lincoln 
Brian McGregor -- Arvada West 


Don Adair -- Holly
Richard Anderson -- Gateway 
Bob Bledsoe -- Erie 
Jack Busher -- Cheyenne Mtn. 
Marc Johnson -- Cherry Creek 


Teenan Anderson -- Harrison 
Ray Barron -- Heritage 
Mark Drake -- Steamboat Springs 
Paul Koehler -- Niwot 
Dale Yost -- Roosevelt


John Hancock -- Mullen
Glynn Higgs -- Burlington
Gary Ramstetter -- Alamosa
Neal Rusher -- Wray
Larry Zaragoza -- Alamosa


Mark Beranek -- Sierra
Dan Juergensen -- Thompson Valley
Vernon Kimball -- Bayfield
Kelly Meek -- Steamboat Springs
Mike Woolford -- Cherry Creek


Lee Hitchcock -- Canon City
Bob Marken -- Buena Vista
Tom Meyer -- Akron
Jon Penfold -- Wiggins
Ron Vlasin -- Merino

John Burke -- Windsor/Douglas County
Gordon Cramer -- Longmont
George Debus -- Caliche
Pam Fagerlund -- Flagler
Dan McKiernan -- Palmer


Rob Binford -- Arvada West
Bob Graff -- Wasson
Mitch Johnson -- Fountain-Ft. Carson
Wayne Marshall -- Air Academy
Ray Van Heukelem -- Denver Christian


Brian Christensen -- Akron
Greg King -- Stratton
Mike Pallotto -- Roosevelt
Sue Snyder -- Simla
Scott Yates -- Kent Denver


Carl Fetters -- Cheyenne Mtn.
Ron Keller -- Durango
Mike Provenzano -- Cheyenne Mtn.
Bonnie Wallin-Kuntz -- Otis
Randy Yaussi -- Poudre


Judy Beardsley -- Merino
Patty Childress -- Grandview
Ken Shaw -- Regis Jesuit
Dennis Tjaden -- Julesburg
Jim Trahern -- Kit Carson


Ed Eastin -- Caliche/Roosevelt
Peter Horvath -- Columbine
Tim Ottman -- Ponderosa
Sam Pagano -- Fairview
Kent Smith -- Boulder
Manny Wasinger -- Alamosa


T.R. Ellis -- Chaparral
Greg Fruhwirth -- Fowler
Randy Hodgson -- North Park
Tony Manfredi -- Overland
Alan Versaw -- The Classical Academy


Albert Blanc -- Swink
Bob Caton -- George Washington/Aurora Central
Maggie Kilmer -- Prairie
Tony Schenbeck -- Mullen/Overland
Al Snyder -- Simla


Jim Altergott -- Roosevelt, Highland, & Liberty Common
Edward Atencio -- Centennial
Larry Deffenbaugh -- Strasburg
Dave Forster -- Centauri
Virginia "Ginny" Lorbeer -- Manual/Montbello
Jack Lubbers - Yuma


Dave Logan-Arvada West, Chatfield, Mullen, Cherry Creek HS
Ben Montoya-Fountain-Fort Carson HS
David Rice-Revere HS
Scott Rienks-Paonia HS
Mark Roberts-Lyons HS

**missed year due to COVID

Dave Adams-Cheyenne Mountain HS
Mike Griebel-Heritage HS, Thomas Jefferson HS
Jeff Kloster-Longmont HS
Carl Krug-Mitchell HS, Doherty HS
Mike O’Dwyer-Limon HS