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Report: Dick Tomey to return to coaching

Dick Tomey, who last strolled the sidelines for San Jose State in 2009, is back at Hawaii.
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Former Arizona Wildcats head coach Dick Tomey is coming out of retirement at age 72, according to a story by Ferd Lewis in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Tomey, who has lived on the islands since retiring as head coach of San Jose State after the 2009 season, is expected to be announced Thursday as the special teams coordinator for the University of Hawaii, where he began his head coaching career.

Couldn’t he have come back to Arizona and coach the secondary?

Tomey isn’t the slow-down type. Even in his supposed retirement last year, he worked as an analyst for several games on the new WAC Sports Network.

Tomey is the winningest coach in Arizona history, with a 95-64-4 record from 1987 to 2000. He was 63-46-3 at Hawaii from 1977 to 1986.

At Hawaii, he will be working under head coach Greg McMackin.

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