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Dick Tomey to be inducted into Arizona Sports Hall of Fame

Dick Tomey
Posted at 8:52 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 11:54:13-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The late Arizona football coach Dick Tomey will be inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame later this year.

The announcement was made Thursday.

Tomey joins a class that includes Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, Arizona Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall, former boxing world champion Michael Carbajal, former Phoenix Suns star Tom Chambers and former Northern Arizona University Athletic Trainer Michael Nesbitt.

"This Arizona Sports Hall of Fame class embodies the rich, diverse history of Arizona sports," ASEC Executive Director Nikki Balich-Cammarata said. "Each of these honorees has played an important role in shaping that history."

The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony takes place November 1, 2019 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

Tomey was UA's head football coach from 1987-2000 where he posted a career record of 95-64-4, making him the all-time winningest coach in the program's history.

Tomey passed away earlier this month at the age of 80 after being diagnosed with lung cancer in January.

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