Washington High School
Clarion University, BS Elementary Education
University of Pittsburgh, MS Education

At Washington High School Grinage scored 1050 points in 75 games, (14 point average per game) and was the assist leader for 3 years. Associated Press All-State Honorable Mention and became the second Wash High basketball player in the history of the school to be named First Team United Press International’s All-State, Class B. He led his team to the PIAA Semi-Finals for the first time in the school’s history with a 25-4 record.

At Clarion University he played in all 108 basketball games from 1974-77 during his career. He was Clarion’s #1 career leader in assists with 534, #1 in Free Throw Percentage, 82.8 and ft 4 in scoring with 1,378 points.

As a senior (1977) he helped Clarion to a 27-3 season, winning the PSAC-West and NAIA District 18 Title and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament. Grinage was selected an NAIA All-American, PSAC —West First team All-Star selection and a Pittsburgh Press and Pittsburgh Post Gazette All-Star selection.

Grinage coached Ft. Cherry High School Boys Basketball for four years. He has been a PIAA basketball official for 29 years, officiating 5 WPIAL championship games and 2 PIAA State championship games. Has been an NCAA basketball official for 19 years and a Division I official for 16 years.

Carl was inducted into the Clarion University Hall of Fame, Class of 2006


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