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Dick Tomey '60 Among Inaugural Inductees of HS Football Hall of Fame

Dick Tomey '60 Among Inaugural Inductees of HS Football Hall of Fame

June 19, 2009

Dick Tomey 2009 afca.jpgJune 19, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — Dick Tomey, head football coach at San Jose State University and 1960 graduate of DePauw University, is a member of the inaugural induction class of the Michigan City High School Football Hall of Fame. Tomey and four other graduates from the Indiana city will be honored July 20. The other inductees include former Chicago Bears head coach Abe Gibron, who will be inducted posthumously.

The Michigan City News-Dispatch notes that Tomey "played his college ball at DePauw in Greencastle, Ind. He also played baseball there, and was inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in 1994. Since then, he has gone on to an outstanding coaching career, which dates back all the way to his first head coaching job in 1977 at Hawaii."

Tomey led Hawaii for ten seasons, then led the University of Arizona's football program from 1987 to 2000, winning a school-record 95 games. He's been head coach at San Jose State since 2005. "He has Dick Tomey Action 2008 a.jpg181 career victories, only Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden and Mack Brown have more victories among active coaches. He has never had consecutive losing seasons," writes Nick Dettmann.

The newspaper points out that tomorrow is Tomey's 71st birthday.

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