The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

June 7, 2013

Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame to induct Diminuco

By Mike Wertman
Medina Journal-Register

Medina Journal-Register — Former long-time Albion High football coach Dick Diminuco has been selected for induction into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

Diminuco coached the Albion varsity football squad for 30 years (1979-2008) guiding the Purple Eagles to over 200 wins, 14 division titles and four sectional championships. 

After retiring from Albion he went on to coach at Alden for four seasons (2009-2012) guiding the Bulldogs to three straight sectional titles and to a berth in the state semifinals in 2012. This fall he will be serving as quarterbacks coach at SUNY Brockport.

“I’m very humbled by it,” said Diminuco of his selection to the Buffalo Hall of Fame. “I’m just an old high school football coach and some of the names of those in the hall of fame like Marv Levy, Jim Kelly I can’t hold a candle to them but I’m very appreciative and my family is very excited.”

“It certainly is not a ‘me’ award, it is a ‘we’ award,” he added,  “because I couldn’t have been successful without all the great players and the assistant coaches.”

A native of Rochester, Diminuco began his gridiron career as a star quarterback at Monroe High School. He went on to be a record setting quarterback at Ottawa (Kansas) University and after graduation came to Albion where he coached for 34 years and also served as athletic director for 28 years. 

Diminuco is also a member of the Section V Hall of Fame.