MORRISTOWN, NJ.  The Peck School in Morristown celebrated the legacyof their Athletic Director, Don Diebold, by announcing the naming of
the school’s athletic center in his honor. The 27,000 square footgymnasium complex will be known as The Diebold Center for Sportsmanship and Athletics. The announcement came after a four-month secret campaign conducted by the school, labeled “Operation Recognition,” and was delivered at a retirement celebration on Saturday evening, June 3rd.

“Tonight we celebrate and honor Don Diebold for his unparalleled commitment to Peck and for the legacy of sportsmanship, character, teamwork, and true family he leaves behind,” said Head of School Andy Delinsky to the nearly 400 in attendance consisting of current parents, former parents, alumni, faculty, and friends.

“How do you replace a man who for the past 44 years has bled Peck blue and has stood for everything we hold so dearly at Peck – relationships, character development, school pride, loyalty, and graciousness, to name a few. Don Diebold’s name is synonymous with our athletic program and he has impacted hundreds of Peck students for over four decades,” Delinsky announced.

The Don Diebold Center for Sportsmanship and Athletics at The Peck School will provide an environment for cultivating the virtues of sportsmanship, both on and off the field.  The center will serve as the physical hub for The Peck School’s values-driven athletics program, while also infusing the sportsmanship ethic throughout the wider Morristown area by providing athletic and educational opportunities for students, faculty, parents, and the surrounding community.