SEARCH

2015

  • Masthead Image

  • Masthead Image

  • Masthead Image

  • Masthead Image

  • Masthead Image

Tom Dinger

  • Thomas Dinger

Birthdate: August 15, 1949
Birthplace: Mansfield, Ohio
High School: Mansfield HS (1967)
College: The College of Wooster (1971)
Year Inducted: 2015

Tom Dinger played basketball at the College of Wooster when there was no such thing as a 3-point basket. Yet he scored so many points that his career total of 2,370 still stands as Wooster’s all-time high more than 40 years later.

Dinger, a 5-foot-11 point guard, had three brilliant seasons for the Scots. As a senior he led them to their first Ohio Athletic Conference championship in 19 years and was player of the year in the OAC.

A slick ball handler and an excellent passer, Dinger averaged 24.5, 30.7 and 24.4 points in his three varsity seasons. He scored 30 or more points 23 times and had a string of 37 consecutive games in which he scored at least 20 points.

For all the scoring he did, however, his greatest joy came in his senior year (1970-71) when he was part of a championship team following two so-so seasons. Wooster won 19 consecutive games and clinched the OAC title in the last game of the regular season with an 87-81 victory over Capital. The Scots had been trounced, 103-66, by Capital the previous year. After graduation, Tom Dinger coached the Wooster High School team for seven years.

Alert!
You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.