Paul Angelico honored by CHSCA with Special Award of Distinction

CHSCA awards banquet Paul Angelico Dick Katte

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CHSAA commissioner Paul Angelico was honored with the Special Award of Distinction by the Colorado High School Coaches Association on Saturday.

Angelico is just the second recipient of the award in CHSCA's history. It is given to "a special individual who has done a remarkable job of leadership and service."

"Throughout my career, I have been honored to received a number of awards," Angelico said. "But none is more meaningful than one that comes from the coaches, because coaching is what we're all about. It doesn't get any better than this."

Angelico is set to retire this school year following more than 40 years in education. He has worked at CHSAA since 1990.

In its program, CHSCA wrote:

We are recognizing him for establishing and strengthening the relationship between the Colorado High School Coaches Association and the Colorado High School Activities Association. He has been a leader in building character, advocating for the role of coaches, and creating partnerships. He has done an outstanding job of uniting our two organizations to better high school activities for all of our constituents. Our Association and our coaches are extremely grateful for the work and foundations that Paul has helped to build.

Angelico was also given the Lloyd Gaskill Award by CHSCA at its banquet on Saturday.

The award is given to an individual (other than coaches and athletic directors) who have given support to Colorado high school activities in ways other than coaching. Former CHSAA commissioner Bob Ottewill won the award last year.

CHSCA also inducted its 2017 Hall of Fame class on Saturday with four new members: Chaparral's T.R. Ellis, Fowler's Greg Fruhwirth, North Park's Randy Hodgson, Overland's Tony Manfredi, and The Classical Academy's Alan Versaw.