Dick Tomey, Houston Nutt to Coach in Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game
Reporter- Kayla Anderson, Sports Anchor
TUCSON (Tucson Padres)- Dick Tomey, the winningest football coach in University of Arizona history, will serve as a head coach in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game on January 11 at Kino Stadium. Tomey served as an assistant coach under Pat Hill in the inaugural game last season.
Tomey was the head coach at the University of Hawaii (1977-1986), the University of Arizona (1987-2000) and San Jose State (2005-2009). The former Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Tomey led the Wildcats to a 12-1 record in 1998 and a fourth place ranking in both major polls, the highest end-of-season rank in school history. His career coaching record is 183-145-7. Tomey is currently the special teams coach at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
“It’s always exciting for my wife Nancy and I to return to Tucson,” Tomey said. “I am excited to coach in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game again. Joe Dan Rogers (Executive Director), Mike Feder and their staff are doing a fabulous job organizing everything. I think the fans will see even better talent on the field than last year.”
Tomey’s counterpart will be Houston Nutt, who was one of the head coaches in last year’s game. Nutt has been the head coach at Murray State (1993-1996), Boise State (1997), Arkansas (1998-2007) and Ole Miss (2008-2011). He has a career record of 135-96 and secure four bowl game wins. He is currently a college football in studio analyst for CBS.
The 2013 Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game will also utilize football coaches from the Tucson area. David Rodriguez of Sahuarita High School, Justin Argraves of Tucson High School, Brandon Willard of Amphi High School, former Sabino High School, Santa Rita High School and Pima College coach Jeff Scurran, as well as current Pima head coach Pat Nugent will all serve as assistant coaches for the game.