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High School Hockey: Diebold named next prep hockey coach at St. Francis

Scott Diebold takes over as the St. Francis High School prep hockey team starting in the 2013-14 season.
Scott Diebold has been named the new Prep Hockey Coach at St. Francis and will also be overseeing the entire hockey program that incorporates five teams and over 90 players, according to the athletics office at the School in Athol Springs.

Diebold replaces longtime coach John Bowers who retired this past May after 14 seasons as the school’s prep coach and over 30 years of service to St. Francis High School’s hockey program. Diebold has been an assistant coach for the school for seven seasons with the last five spent as the assistant coach for the Prep Team.

Athletics director Steve Otremba said, “Coach Diebold brings experience at the prep level along with great understanding of St. Francis High School and its proud tradition it has in hockey. I am excited to work with a passionate person both for hockey and St. Francis. I look forward to Coach Diebold uniting our program and instilling into our young men the resolve to be successful on ice, in the classroom an in their everyday lives. Coach Diebold has an understanding of what it will take to be competitive at the prep level, but also looks to provide a system that will give all St. Francis Hockey players a positive experience.”

A 1985 graduate of St. Francis, Diebold played both at the collegiate and professional levels as a goaltender. He and his wife, Dena, reside in West Seneca. Their son, Scott, a 2010 graduate of St. Francis, is currently a goalie at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


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