Sean Thomas Diminick

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  • January 11, 2024
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Diminick! If the name sounds familiar, it should for the name has been synonymous with coal region greatness for over 60 years. First it was Joe Jazz running all over the field for the Kulpmont Wildcats in the 40’s. Then it was his 6 sons who took the Mount Carmel Area sports programs to new heights from the 60’s thru the 80’s. Today, another Diminick comes home as the first recipient of the Charles V. Griscavage Inductee Scholarship; given to a child or grandchild of an inductee of the Ed Romance Chapter.

Sean Diminicl, son of the legendary Mount Carmel and Notre Dame running back, Gary Diminick, has continued the Diminick tradition, albeit in Vermont. He was a three sport star in football, basketball and lacrosse at Essex High School, the state’s largest high school. As a receiver and defensive back, Sean led the Hornets to a 19-2 record in 2002 and 2003. He was named the MVP of Essex football following the 2003 season and was chosen to play as a defensive back in the Vermont North/South All star football game and later chosen to represent Vermont in the annual Vermont/New Hampshire Senior All Star football game as a wide receiver and kick returner. His 24 catches for 441 yards and 7 TD’s led the Hornets in 2003. He was also named First Team Vermont Division I Defensive Back and Second Team Vermont All State Defensive Back.

As a basketball player, Sean was chosen to play in the Vermont North/South Senior all star basketball game in 2004 and was given honorable mention to the Metro Division Basketball Team. He was named the Essex Varsity Basketball Team Defensive Player of the Year after leading the team with 80 steals and posting 10 in one game. In the spring, Sean lead the Lacrosse team to 14 consecutive wins before losing in the state semi-final. His 56 goals established a new season mark for the Hornets. He was named to the First Team Vermont All State Lacrosse Team and was chosen to play in the Vermont North/South All Star Lacrosse game and again represented Vermont as a participant in the Vermont/New Hampshire Senior All Star Lacrosse game. He was named Essex High School Varsity Lacrosse Team MVP and eventually was chosen Essex High’s Outstanding Male Athlete for 2003-2004.

Sean also stood out as a student where he was a member of the National Honor Society, was a member of the Essex High Athletic Leadership Council, attended the National Student Leadership Conference, and was a Vermont Boys’ State Delegate.

Following graduation Sean was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend Susquehanna University and as a freshman, has participated in football and lacrosse for the Crusaders. Sean is the son of Patti and Gary Diminick, and the grandson of Ann Louise and Joe Jazz Diminick.

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