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June 5, 2013

Local coach tops Buffalo Hall Class of 2013

Dick Diminuco will be inducted this fall at Buffalo Hyatt Regency

BUFFALO —

Respected by his peers for countless years of service to the Western New York high school football landscape, Dick Diminuco leaves an indelible mark on our community and more importantly to all the countless high school athletes he impacted during his career.
And his impact extends far beyond the grounds of Albion High School, where he earned two state football championships.
One of the Niagara-Orleans League’s and Section VI’s most respected coaches and mentors joins former National Football League wide receiver and Canisius College graduate Phil McConkey, along with 11 other former Western New York athletes, administrators and coaches into the 2013 Class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.
Five of the 13 honorees will be inducted posthumously as part of the Pride of Western New York. The 2013 class will be officially introduced in October or November (date to be announced) at the annual GBSHOF Dinner at the Buffalo Hyatt Regency.
A trusted leader and mentor, Diminuco epitomized all of the qualities of a respected high school athletics administrator. His roots began with a standout prep career at Monroe High School in Rochester, then as a star quarterback at Ottawa (Kansas) University, where Diminuco was a four-year letterman in football and a two-year letterman in baseball.
As quarterback for the Braves, he threw for 5,272 yards and 52 touchdowns. In 1972, he led the NAIA in touchdown passes with 26 and ranked third in total passing with 2,188 yards. Diminuco earned All-HAAC honors for three years — First Team one year, and Second Team two years. He was named All-District 10 in 1972 and 1974 and NAIA All-America Honorable-Mention in 1972.
After graduation, Diminuco accepted a job to teach and coach football at Albion High School. His leadership on the grid iron soon led to an expanded administrative role at the school. This move would ultimately initiate a 31-year athletics administrative career, 28 of which Diminuco served as the school’s athletics director.

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