Angelo Collis’ contribution to sports in Southern Nevada goes far beyond any one single accomplishment. A successful coach and award-winning administrator, Collis also governed the interscholastic officiating in Nevada, and may have made his largest contribution by being the founding father of the local Pop Warner Football league.
In 1973, he was named one of the nation’s top five most outstanding athletic directors for his work at Clark High School. As a coach, Collis won four state football championships and compiled a 61-24 record in his nine years.
Collis passed away in 1997.
Born: February 19, 1921
Claim to Fame: Four-time title winning football coach; outstanding athletic director in Las Vegas; commissioner of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association; founder of Las Vegas Pop Warner Football League.