Today we celebrated our first induction of our Gateway Olympian Hall of Fame. Here are the 3 inductees.
- Jeff Guy
- Zach Latimer
- Jeff Sweet
Mr. Jeff Guy! Mr. Guy graduated from Gateway in 1979. He was a three and sometimes a 4 sport athlete. Some of his accomplishments are: For football – Frist team all-league and all state, he was a Parade and Carnation All American, he set the state record for longest field goal at 57yards. He was all league in basketball. His biggest accomplishments are in track and field where he was state champion in high jump, long jump and the pentathlon. He was the 2nd best high jumper in the nation. He set numerous school records. He went on to play in the USFL and the NFL. He was also a coach here at Gate. Please give a round of applause for Coach Guy.
Mr. Zach Latimer – Zach attended Gateway and graduated in 2002. Zach was an extremely talented football and basketball player. In 2000 and 2001 he was all city, all league and all state for football and in 2001, 2002 he was all city, all league and all state for basketball. He also played at the Pepsi Center in the Elite 8 and final 4. In 2002 he was the Colorado Gatorade Player of the year in football as was as a Parade All American. Zach signed with the University of Oklahoma. Gateway was lucky enough to have him as a substitute teacher for a short while. Please give it up for Zach Latimer.
Coach Jeff Sweet, what can you say about him that hasn’t already been said? He was the head football coach for 7 years and the head basketball coach for 21 years. In football he has the record for most wins with 46 and the most wins in basketball with 321. His football coaching career looks something like this, he was the Denver Bronco Coach of the Week, 4A coach of the year, Continental League 5A champs, had 5 consecutive playoff sweet 16 appearances, 2 elite 8 appearances. Basketball 21 straight winning seasons, Continental League champs, 14 sweet 16 appearances, 4 Elite 8 appearances and 1 final 4. In his 21 year basketball coaching career he also coached the “Show” and the All State Game. Let’s hear it for Coach Sweet!!