TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The University of Arizona held a public memorial service for former football coach Dick Tomey at McKale Center on Friday, May 31.
Thousands attended and heard speakers from all phases of Tomey’s life in football including Super Bowl-winning head coach Dick Vermeil, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers, Utah athletics director Mark Harlan and UA Football legend Chuck Cecil.
In lieu of flowers, the Tomey family has created the Dick Tomey Legacy Fund to provide scholarships and programs for under-served kids in the areas where he coached.
Tomey lead the football team at Arizona from 1987-2000.
Before Arizona, Tomey coached 10 seasons at the University of Hawaii. He also coached at San Jose State University from 2005-09.