MOUNT CARMEL - Joseph "Jazz" Diminick, 86, Mount Carmel Area's head football coach from 1962 to 1992, died Wednesday night.

Diminick had a record of 267-81-7 in his 31 seasons at Mount Carmel, and overall won 290 games as a scholastic coach, the most in the state of Pennsylvania at the time he finished his career.

Diminick's teams won five Eastern Conference Southern Division championships and three overall EC titles, in 1969, 1972 and 1973. His teams won 10 or more games 13 times, including three unbeaten 12-0 seasons. His teams produces eight first team All-State players and 15 Big 33 players.

He also coached track and field at Mount Carmel for many years, and was widely known as a basketball and track official.