AAron Jayman

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  • January 12, 2024
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There is no question that Aaron Jayman’s name should appear on the list of best-ever three-sport athletes to come out of Mount Carmel Area High School. Jay earned 11 varsity letters, was the captain of three sports, and was the Babe Ruth Foundation Award Winner and was voted most athletic by his class of 1993.

Aaron was a three-year starter at tight end for Coach Joe Jazz Diminick and helped to provide terrific balance to the Tornado attack with his pass catching ability. Jayman had his biggest game on the biggest stage as MCA defeated Blue Mountain by a 33-0 score in the 100th Anniversary game at the Silver Bowl. He would nab 5 passes for 61 yards and 2 touchdowns. Aaron would also grab 3 passes in his last game vs Shikellamy giving him the all-time reception record at MCA, surpassing the 76 established by Len Guarna in 1983. The Shik game was also Coach Diminick’s last game coaching at MCA and ended in a 7-7 tie. His 77 receptions still rank 5th as does his 1.175 receiving yards – only 10 players have surpassed the 1000 yard mark in MCA history. He was named the Joe Grey Award winner and was named to the Press Enterprise and Reading Eagle all star teams following the season.

Aaron also excelled in Coach John McKay’s system on the basket ball court, He was a starter on the 1991 District XI Championship basketball squad, the first ever in MCA history. That team defeated Northwestern Lehigh by a 41-36 score to win its title and would continue to the Eastern semi’s before losing to Archbishop Kennedy by a 61-62 score. That team also was the only team to defeat Shamokin on its 22-1 run deep into the playoffs and was part of the 700th win in MCA history – a 56-52 win over North Schuylkill. Aaron was also part of the team to be the first ever MCA team to beat rival Our Lady of Lourdes. Aaron would go on to score 823 points and pull down 375 rebounds. He was a two-time selection to the Knights of Columbus All Tournament team.

Jayman was also a three-year starter for Coach John Lepley’s baseball squad. He started at short stop but also excelled on the mound. He threw one of only 15 no-hitters in school history as a sophomore in a 12-0 win over Lourdes Regional. He also had three-hit wins over Shamokin and North Schuylkill twice. He also tossed a two-hit win over Mahanoy Area. The Tornadoes made the District XI playoffs in 1992 and would eventually lose to Williams Valley in the playoffs. He was a two-time Press Enterprise All-Star selection.

Following graduation, Aaron played three years as a tight end at Susquehanna for Steve Briggs and local assistants Bob Pittelo and Mike Klembara. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1997 with a B.A. in Political Science and with department honors. He then received his J.D. from Widener School of Law in 2000, cum laude.

He is currently a shareholder of Dickie, McCarney & Chilcote, P.C. He concentrates his practice in the area of medical Malpractice defense and insurance litigation. He resides in Dillsburg, Pa. with his wife, Erin and daughters Leah and Kate. He is also the son of Linda and Francis Jayman, formerly of Shady Acres. He is currently a PIAA football official and has been credentialed as an NCAA football official effective 2013.

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