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Athletic Hall of Fame

Donald E. Diehl

Donald E. Diehl


At Rochester:

  • Earned a total of seven letters in three sports-baseball, football, and basketball
  • Batted .500 in 1945 for Rochester's only unbeaten baseball team, and was team captain in 1946, hit .400 and was chosen for the Eastern team in the East-Midwest All-Star Collegiate team
  • Co-captain for baseball in 1947
  • Played football in 1945 and 1946 when he received the Gordon Wallace Trophy
  • Starting forward in basketball in 1944-45 and 1945-46
  • Member of Psi Upsilon
  • Graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1947


  • Drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers and Washington Redskins
  • Played in Dodgers' organization in Olean-Geneva
  • Professional Engineers License in 1955
  • Life Member, 1987
  • Pfaudler Co. design engineer and manager of Test Center
  • Taught engineering classes at RIT's evening college
  • Life member, Brook-Lea Country Club in Rochester
  • President of own Manufacturer's Representative agency, specializing in corrosion and pollution control