Memorial service set for ex-UofA football coach Dick Tomey

May 16, 2019 GMT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A May 31 memorial service will be held at McKale Center on the University of Arizona campus for Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in school history.

The 80-year-old Tomey died last Friday night in Tucson. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in January.

Tomey spent 14 years at Arizona, going 95-64-4 while taking the Wildcats to seven bowl games including the Fiesta Bowl in 1993.

Arizona went 12-1 in 1998 under Tomey and beat Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl to finish a program-best No. 4 in The Associated Press poll.

He was the Pacific-10 Conference’s coach of the year in 1992.


Tomey began his career as a head coach at Hawaii in 1977 and closed it at San Jose State, retiring in 2009 at age 71.