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Dick Tomey '60 is First VP of American Football Coaches Association

January 11, 2008

Dick Tomey 2007.jpgJanuary 11, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Dick Tomey, head football coach at San Jose State University and 1960 graduate of DePauw University, has been elected first vice-president of the American Football Coaches Association. He takes over from University of Washington Head Coach Tyrone Willingham, who becomes president of the organization. Tomey is now positioned to serve the AFCA as president in 2009.

The AFCA, founded in 1922 by Amos Alonzo Stagg, John Heisman and others, has more than 10,000 members from all levels of the profession. According to its constitution, the AFCA was formed, in part, to "maintain the highest possible standards in football and the coaching profession," and to "provide a forum for the discussion and study of all matters pertaining to football and coaching."

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Learn more about Dick Tomey, a member of the DePauw Athletic Hall of Fame, in this previous story.