Sean Diebel, Trojan cager, will study and play ball with the Methodists

June 9th, 2007    Author: Richard Crawford    Filed Under: Sports

Sean Diebel, Glen Este High School senior, will be attending Spartanburg (S.C.) Methodist College. His major course of study will be sports management. He recently signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball there.

An Eagle Scout, he was a letterman in basketball who earned the GEHS Comeback Award for enduring, fighting, and overcoming a collapsed lung.

He chose the South Carolina school because “my older brother Tom went there and its a small school in a perfect little town.”

“I think it’s great he’s going to school there. It’s a good fit for Sean academically and for basketball,” said Terri Diebel, Sean’s mom. “We’re comfortable with the good community where the college is located.”

Sean Diebel is flanked by his parents, Keith and Terri Diebel, at the signing of his collegiate letter-of-intent.
"It's a good fit for him. It's a good step to prepare him for Division II or Division I basketball," said Sean's dad, Keith Diebel.

Two cage games are in the forefront of Diebel's biggest thrills of his high school basketball career. "When we beat Harrison this year we had three players with double doubles and we got revenge for losing to them the first time," he said. "My sophomore year we won a big J.V. game over Amelia.

"My older brothers, Tom and David, gave me the motivation to play basketball. My mom and dad and my younger brother, Scott, helped me through everything. And they motivated me, too."

"Sean was out his junior year because of his health. His hard work and effort overcame it. He has always had a passion for basketball," said Diebel's head basketball coach at GE, Tom Jutze.
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