The 2019 Arizona Sports Hall of Fame class was announced Thursday morning, and UA coaching legend Dick Tomey is a part of it.
The Arizona Wildcats' all-time winningest head coach in program history will join a 2019 class that includes Olympic champion swimmer Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, Arizona Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall, former boxing world champion Michael Carbajal, former Phoenix Suns star Tom Chambers and former Northern Arizona University athletic trainer Michael Nesbitt.
Tomey posted a 95-64-4 record in 14 seasons at Arizona, leading the Wildcats to seven bowl game appearances — including a 29-0 win over the Miami Hurricanes in the Jan. 1, 1994 Fiesta Bowl. Tomey's 1998 team went 12-1, beating Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Holiday Bowl.
Tomey died in May following a five-month battle with lung cancer. Tomey's funeral service will be held at McKale Center Friday morning.