Dr. David Dietz '57 - Referred to as the "true father" of Canisius College hockey, Dr. David Dietz has been a supporter of Golden Griffin hockey since its inception nearly 30 years ago. He is the namesake of the hockey award given to the Canisius player who demonstrates both athletic and scholastic dedication. Dietz was responsible for the organization of club hockey in 1972 and coached for four seasons. The Griffs won the FLCHL Championship in the 1974-75 season and the 1975-76 campaign. Dietz has served Canisius athletics as the athletic board chairman, hockey academic advisor and Blue & Gold Club booster. At the time of his induction, Dietz was a tenured professor at Canisius.