Dick Tomey, who was UH’s head football coach for 10 seasons through 1986, is returning to the Warriors as special teams coordinator.
Tomey, 72, will be introduced as Chris Tormey’s successor at a news conference Thursday. Tormey, who coached UH’s special teams and safeties the past two years, resigned three weeks ago to coach at Washington State.
At the end of the 2009 season, Tomey “retired” as San Jose State’s head coach. He spent the last year as an outside consultant for the University of Texas.
Tomey, who owns a house in Kahala, will participate in spring training, which begins March 9.
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The Warriors will host a coaches clinic/social March 12, conduct Junior Day April 2, hold a Hilo practice April 9, and play the Warrior Bowl April 15, according to a spring schedule released yesterday.
The clinic/social is open to all coaches, and features Q & A sessions with the UH coaches, as well as refreshments. The fee is $20, and additional details are available by calling 956-6508.
The Warriors will travel to Hilo for a practice/autograph session.
Spring training concludes with the Warrior Bowl April 15 at the school’s Ching Athletic Complex.
Here’s the schedule (with practices at 7 a.m unless otherwise noted):
7 (Monday) — Team meeting.
9 (Wednesday) — Practice No. 1 (sweats).
11 (Friday) — Practice No. 2 (sweats).
12 (Saturday) — Practice No. 3 (pads), 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Coaches Clinic/Social, 6:30 p.m.
14 (Monday) — Practice No. 4 (pads).
16 (Wednesday) — Practice No. 5 (pads).
18 (Friday) — Practice No. 6 (pads).
21-25 — Spring break.
28 (Monday) — Practice No. 7 (pads).
30 (Wednesday) — Practice No. 8 (pads).
31 (Thursday) — Pro Day at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
2 (Saturday) — Practice No. 9 (pads), 1:30 p.m.; Junior Day.
4 (Monday) — Practice No. 10 (pads).
6 (Wednesday) — Practice No. 11 (sweats).
9 (Saturday) — Practice No. 12 (pads) in Hilo.
11 (Monday) — Practice No. 13 (pads).
13 (Wednesday) — Practice No. 14 (pads).
15 (Friday) — Warrior Bowl, 7 p.m. at Ching Athletic Complex.
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