Joseph “Jazz” Diminick

Mt. Carmel (PA)

Jazz Diminick began his football career at Kulpmont High School, which later merged with Mount Carmel Area and in 1944 he led what many considered to be the Kulpmont’s greatest team ever to an undefeated 11 and 0 season. He led the team in rushing, Kick returns, and scoring. He was also an outstanding pass receiver and an exceptional blocker.

In 1946, he moved to Boston College to begin his collegiate career. He was a 4-letter winner and a starter both ways for three full years. The Associated Press’s great sports writer, Milt Richman, placed Jazz on his own personal First Team All-American. After graduating from Boston College, Jazz was courted by the Giants, Packers, and Redskins professional football teams. From 1963-1992 he was the Head Football Coach at Mount Carmel Area where he led the Red Tornadoes to a 267-81-7 record and from 1966 to 1973 had a record of 84 & 9.

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