Hawaii football: Former coach Dick Tomey dies at 80

Dick Tomey at the 2017 Polynesian Bowl. / Photo by Jamm Aquino, Star-Advertiser

Former University of Hawaii football coach Dick Tomey died on Friday night at age 80, causing a cascade of condolences, reflection and tributes spanning social media.

First up were some memories from the Warrior Beat’s Stephen Tsai.

Here’s some others from Twitter:

Tomey posted a head-coaching record of 63-46-3 at Manoa spanning 1977 to 1986.


  1. haka May 11, 2019 7:24 am

    Aloha Coach Toney. You will be greatly missed by all of Hawaii.

  2. seewhy May 11, 2019 4:39 pm

    RIP Coach Tomey! Thanks for everything that you did for Hawaii.

  3. 808warriorfan May 12, 2019 9:15 pm

    Aloha Coach Tomey … you’re in great hands now … Mahalo for putting Hawaii Football where it is today …

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