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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

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BUFFALO —

During Diminuco’s fruitful 34-year coaching tenure, Albion accumulated 204 wins and a pair of New York State championships (1983 and 1987). He twice was named New York State Coach of the Year. Diminuco – a member of the Section V Football Hall of Fame – retired from Albion in 2008.
However, even in retirement, Diminuco was unable to shake the coaching bug and he subsequently returned to coach football at Alden High School. Though he only planned to coach for two seasons, he would ultimately stay four years with the Bulldogs, and went 31-3 in his final three seasons.
He retired from the Alden head coaching position in November of last year.
The GBSHOF Class of 2013 is the 23rd to be inducted since its inception in 1991 and brings total membership to 267.
Here’s a brief look at the other 12 elected this week:
Phil McConkey
Buffalo native and a member of the Super Bowl XXI champion New York Giants, McConkey is a 1975 Canisius High School graduate who played six seasons in the NFL for the Giants, Green Bay Packers, Phoenix Cardinals and San Diego Chargers.
McConkey is best remembered for his performance in Super Bowl XXI, a 39-20 win over the Denver Broncos. His 44-yard reception on a flea flicker set up one touchdown, then in the fourth quarter, McConkey caught a six-yard touchdown reception from Phil Simms that defelected off of the finger-tips of Giants tight end Mark Bavaro.
Always a fan favorite, McConkey would frequently run onto the field waving a towel inspiring the cheering crowd — a tribute to his five years of active duty as a Naval Aviator (1979-84) and a Nuclear Weapons Transshipment Pilot. He was the first Navy Midshipman to join the NFL after years of service since Roger Staubach in 1969.
McConkey’s final career statistics are 67 receptions for 1,113 yards (16.6 avg), two touchdowns, 228 punt returns for 1,832 yards (8.0 avg) and 69 kickoff returns for 1,324 yards (19.2 avg) in 84 total games played.

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