Dick Tomey was a Hawaii football legend

Dick Tomey taught us that football is a microcosm of life …

What Division I football meant …

The pursuit to Beat BYU …

The importance of winning it in the fourth quarter …

That there are different ways to measure things, like apples and oranges …

That walk-ons matter …

The importance of the name Noga …

The muddle huddle …

Desert Swarm …

The four Fs of football, family, food and friends …

Failure is another opportunity to try again (see: Beat BYU).

Rest in peace.


  1. haka May 11, 2019 7:06 am

    Aloha to a great man and coach. Coach Tomey was a first class person and #1 son of Hawaii. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten. Aloha Coach. See you at the other sideline someday.

  2. Old School Dave May 11, 2019 7:19 am

    Condolences to the Tomey family. I always enjoyed listening to Coach Tomey just talk about “life” and how the game of football mirrored it. He took UH from portables in the Quarry, to the next level. His legacy lives on. Rest In Peace, Coach Tomey!

  3. Hank May 11, 2019 8:12 am

    Mahalo Richard for all the good memories. RIP.

  4. MattyBoy May 11, 2019 8:14 am

    Mahalo Coach Tomey. RIP.

  5. SteveM May 11, 2019 9:38 am

    Aloha Coach Tomey!
    Your coming to coach in Hawaii transformed the UH football program.

    I’ll always remember him saying. “Never boo a (student) player” and “If you want to blame someone, blame the coach (me)”.

  6. H-Man May 11, 2019 10:09 am

    Condolences to the Tomey family. Hawaii got lucky when you came to coach Hawaii and fell in love with the people.

  7. sackkabooya May 11, 2019 1:15 pm

    Mahalo Coach Tomey. Thank you for building a generation of fans through your belief in our “Culture” here. Outstanding Coach. Incredible Person. Rest in peace.

  8. Kapahulu May 11, 2019 1:28 pm

    Aloha Coach Tomey:
    I became a UH FOOTBALL Season Tickets holder your first year at UH.

    Thank you for all the memories and pride that you brought to us.

    I enjoyed our short talks and I also enjoyed and reading your book and cherish you personalizing it for me.

    Rest In Peace.

    The End of an Era!

  9. PONO May 11, 2019 1:29 pm

    RIP Coach Tomey. You will be missed. We really appreciate all the contributions to UH football and the Hawaii community.

  10. Stephen Tsai May 11, 2019 2:44 pm

    New post: https://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=49712

  11. kruzen May 11, 2019 5:22 pm

    Aloha and Mahalo Coach Tomey.

  12. A View From Afar May 11, 2019 8:17 pm

    Always a first class coach and more importantly, a first class person.
    Mahalo and Aloha Coach Tomey.
    Rest in Peace!

  13. cappie the dog May 12, 2019 6:30 am

    Great coach.
    Great human being.
    Great for our program.

    “Days Are Gone” but those were good days.

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