Dick received 9 varsity letters at JC, including 4 in basketball and 3 in football.  He was part of another JC football dynasty during the early 80’s as the teams Dick played on lost only 1 game during his 3 years, and that came when he was a sophomore…these teams accumulated three straight STAC championships.  He played both ways on the football field, and he was named to the All-STAC and All-Metro teams in 1981 and 1982.  Dick Quarterbacked the ’81 and ’82 Wildcats to back-to-back undefeated seasons.  As well as being extremely successful in football, Dick equaled that achievement on the basketball court.  He was a four year varsity basketball player who was named to the All STAC, All Metro, and All State teams in 1982 and 1983.  He led the 1983 team to both the STAC and the Section IV championships.  By the end of 1983, Dick was Johnson City’s all-time leading career scorer in boys’ basketball with over 1400 points.  Dick’s outstanding athleticism earned him a full scholarship to Syracuse University where his career was limited by a serious leg injury that was sustained on the football field.  Dick is a proud member of this community.  He coached Johnson City Pee Wee football for 9 years and he has been actively involved with Broome County Special Olympics for 15 years.  For all that he has contributed to Johnson City, Dick Dino is welcomed into the JC Athletic Hall of Fame.


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