Bill Gracey
William “Bill” Gracey Born: May 8, 1953 Denver, ColoradoHigh School: West Mesa High School 1971College: University of New Mexico Bachelor of Science in Physical Education 1976 High School• Lettered in football 2 years and baseball 3 years• 1971 West Mesa High School’s Outstanding Athlete of the Year• 1971 All-District and All-City in both baseball (centerfielder)
Lou Pierotti
Luigi “Lou” Gustavo Pierotti Born: June 7, 1920, rural community near Walsenburg, Colorado Death: March 21, 2015 (Los Alamos, New Mexico) High School: Huerfano County High School (Walsenburg, Colorado) College: None Louis “Lou” lived in New Mexico for 74 years. Throughout his life, Lou helped Northern New Mexico grow its sports footprint and provided support for charitable causes throughout
Gene Torres Sr.
GENE “THE ROCK or La PIEDRA” TORRES BORN: September 9, 1937 Trinidad, ColoradoDIED: June 12, 2005 Las Vegas, New MexicoHigh School: Trinidad High School (Colorado) 1956College: Adam St University (Co) High School:• 1951 Worked the winter at the local Trinidad Municipal Golf Course shoveling coal into furnaces to earn spending money. This led him into
Alan Branch
2019 Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Alan Keith Branch Born:  December 29, 1984 , Albuquerque, New Mexico High School : Cibola High School 2004 College: University of Michigan  2007 High School: He was a phenomenal athlete. He was a 4-year letterman in football and basketball, which is rare in high school sports. • Football o