Vidakovich earns Hall induction |

Vidakovich earns Hall induction

Staff Report

Tom Vidakovich was Glenwood Springs High School’s first all-state basketball player. Today he will be the first person to join last year’s charter class of the Community Center Hall of Fame.

Vidakovich, a 1962 graduate of Glenwood Springs High School, is the only inductee out of a substantial field candidates the Parks and Recreation Commission reviewed for selection.

A teacher and coach at Buena Vista High School for the past 33 years, Vidakovich was a three-time all-state basketball selection at Glenwood and earned a scholarship to Division I Colorado State University.

He was a three-year starter for the CSU Rams and was the co-captain of the team his senior year. He was also recognized as CSU’s outstanding senior athlete in 1966 and was named to the Academic All-America basketball team.

According to his application, Vidakovich is the only male Glenwood basketball player ever to play at the Division I level. He was also an eighth-round pick of the Detroit Pistons in the 1966 NBA Draft.

In order to be inducted into the Community Center Hall of Fame, a person must be or have been a resident of Glenwood Springs, and must have achieved some level of success in the area of sports, entertainment or the arts.

Those wishing to attend the induction can call Tiel at 384-6310.

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