Richard H. Tomey
Graduation Year: 1960
Induction Year: 1994
Sport (s): Baseball

A catcher for the DePauw baseball team, Dick Tomey earned varsity letters each of his final three seasons in addition to freshman numerals. He served as co-captain of the team his senior year and was named all-Indiana Collegiate Conference Honorable Mention. Following his graduation he served as a graduate assistant football coach at Miami University under Bo Schembechler and John Pont. He later was an assistant coach at Northern Illinois, Davidson, Kansas and UCLA. He then became the head coach at Hawaii where his teams posted a 63-46-3 record. In 1987 he was named the head coach at the University of Arizona and promised to take the Wildcats to another level. He did just that in directing them to a Pacific 10 Conference co-championship in 1993 and a Fiesta Bowl win. Tomey earned Western Athletic Coach of the Year honors in 1981 after leading Hawaii to a 9-2 record and a second place conference finish. He earned similar honors in the Pacific 10 in 1992 after a fifth place finish which included a win over top-ranked Washington. He remains active, playing several sports. He has pitched and caught in summer baseball leagues against players 30 years his junior. A member of the Michigan City (Ind.) High School Hall of Fame, Tomey has posted a 109-77-7 record in his first 16 seasons as a head coach.