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- January 3, 2024
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Ed Diminick may never have been called the “best” at any sport but he was “always” someone who you wanted on your team. During his high school career, Ed won 10 varsity letters in 4 different sports and was always a total team player who would do anything necessary to help his team be successful.
As a football player, Ed was an outstanding defensive back who was compared to the Oakland Raider’s Jack Tatum by one local sportswriter. A tough and devastating hitter, Ed led his team in interceptions and passes broken and still shares the school record for INT’s in one game with 3. On offense Ed touched the football 238 times in his career and averaged 10.2 yds per touch, a number that can be compared with anyone who ever played at MCA.
He was named AP HM All-State, Reading Eagle, Patriot News, Susquehanna Valley League ALL-Star and won the Terry Award, Pizzoli Award, Piccoli Award and was selected to play in the Unico and M-S all star football games in 1979.
After an outstanding year in track as jumper, Ed turned his attention to baseball as a sophomore and became a three year starter. He was the team leader from his catcher position and was named captain for his senior campaign.
As a wrestler Ed compiled a 42-21-1 record as a 3 year starter and co-captain. He was a 2 time silver medalist in District Four and was awarded the 1980 Coaches Outstanding Wrestler Award and D’Angelo Awards as Outstanding Wrestler. Ed was also recognized as the Ed Romance Chapter Scholar-Athlete in 1980.
Following graduation, Ed accepted a scholarship to the University of Connecticut where he played for one season before transferring to Penn State. He earned a degree in Petroleum and Gas Engineering n 1984 and followed that with an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business and the University of Pittsburg in 1989. He is currently employed by Mcnie Oil and Gas Company of Detroit as a Senior Asset Manager.
He is married to the former Elizabeth “Tizzy” Bishop of Bristol, Tenn. And has two sons Bradley, age 5 and Chad, age 4 and resides in Northville, Michigan. Today Ed joins father Jazz and brothers Gary, Ken, Joe and Michael as members of the Ed Romance Chapter of the PA Sports Hall of Fame.