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"Old-School" San Jose State Coach Dick Tomey '60 Prepares for Kansas State

September 6, 2007

Dick Tomey Sidelines.jpgSeptember 6, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "San Jose State coach Dick Tomey is old-school," begins a story in today's Topeka Capital-Journal on the 1960 DePauw University graduate. "Tomey is an authority when it comes to college football. He's spent 27 years as a head coach, compiling a 170-123-7 record in stops at Hawaii, Arizona and now SJSU. Last week, he became the 25th man to serve as a head coach in 300 major college games."

Tomey, who played football and baseball at DePauw, has kind words for the man who coaches his opponent this week, Kansas State. "I just have great respect for what Ron (Prince) has done and the way his guys play in every phase," Tomey states, and has an even stronger endorsement of Prince's predecessor. "Bill Snyder did the best job of coaching in the history of college football at Kansas State, because it was such a difficult challenge for so many for so long. Bill just changed things completely. Ron Prince is doing a tremendous job, but obviously Bill set the stage for that."

Access the complete article, and a sidebar that notes Dick Tomey's DePauw degree, at the Capital-Journal.

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